The fourth unit of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS-4, 220 MW), which achieved first criticality on November 27, 2010, was synchronized with the southern grid on January 19, 2011 at 01:56 hours, after completion of mandatory tests and clearance by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
With the synchronization of KGS-4 to the grid, India’s nuclear power capacity has increased to 4780 MW with 20 reactors in operation. The installed capacity of Kaiga site has since increased to 880 MW, making it the third largest after Tarapur (1400 MW) and Rawatbhata (1180 MW).
The unit, fuelled by indigenous uranium, will supply electricity to the beneficiary states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
NPCIL has also achieved new landmarks of generating over 4000 MW and over 95 Million Units in a day. This is a 100% increase over what was being generated same time last year.