Vital components for KKNPP reactor shipped
Russian supplier OKB Gidropress has shipped vital components meant for the fourth reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), which is under construction.
On May 28, OKB Gidropress completed the shipment of a set (135 pieces) of step electromagnet drives of the reactor control and protection system (CPS drives SHEM-3) to St. Petersburg seaport, from where the consignment will reach KKNPP.
The shipment commenced after completion of approval tests on the benches for hot running-in and after acceptance inspection of the drives. The equipment was inspected by representatives of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).
“The inspectors were satisfied by the quality of production,” said an official statement from Rosatom, Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation.
Source: The Hindu
India’s electricity generation falls 14.3 per cent in May
India’s electricity generation in May fell at a slower pace than in April, as higher temperatures lead to greater demand for residential power and the government eased some lockdown restrictions to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Overall electricity generation fell 14.3 percent in May, a Reuters analysis of provisional government data showed, compared with a decline of 24 percent in April.
Electricity generation from coal – India’s primary source of electricity – fell 22 percent, an analysis of daily load despatch data from POSOCO showed. Coal’s contribution to overall electricity generation in May fell to 64.2 percent, compared with an average of over 70.7 percent last year.
Meanwhile, India’s solar power supply grew 12.7 percent and hydro-powered electricity supply rose 3.6 percent, while gas-fired power output was 13.8 percent higher, the data showed.
Source: Economic times