Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant sets world record for Continuous Operation

  • The Kaiga Atomic Power Station in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka has set a new world record, with one of its units, Unit 1, operating uninterrupted for more than 940 days.
  • This is a record among all kinds of nuclear power-generating units, including advanced gas-based reactors (AGR) in the world.
  • The same unit had set a world record in October 2018, by operating uninterrupted for 894 days among Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors.
  • The record was earlier held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom, which operated non-stop for 940 days.