The Kaiga Atomic Power Station of Karnataka has created a new world record, with one of its units functioning continuously without any interruption for more than 940 days. The previous world record was held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom. It operated without any interruption for 940 days.
1. It is the third largest nuclear power plant in India. Tarapur (1400 MW) of Maharashtra is the largest and Rawatbhata (1180 MW) of Rajasthan is the second largest power plant in India.
2. Kaiga Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power generating station located at Kaiga in Karnataka, India.
3. The power plant has been functioning since March 2000.
4. The total power generating a capacity of Kaiga power plant is 880 MW.
5. It is operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India.
The same unit of Kiaga Power plant had set a world record in October 2018 when it functioned non-stop for 894 days. The record set by Kaiga power plant is a record for all kinds of units in the world which generate nuclear power, including advanced gas-based reactors.