Power Generated from Kudankulam Power Project

Both the units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) 1&2 are functional. The first unit, KKNPP-1 (1000 MW) is in commercial operation since December 2014 and the second unit, KKNPP-2 is generating infirm (non- commercial) power from August 29, 2016. The unit is expected to start commercial operation in the current financial year.


Electricity generated by central sector generating stations is allocated to the beneficiary states and union territories in the electricity region by the Ministry of Power. The allocation from KKNPP-1&2 (2000 MW) is as follows:


State Allocation  in MW
Karnataka 442
Kerala 266
Tamil Nadu 925
Puducherry 67
Unallocated (Central Pool) 300



This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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