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Kalpakkam (Madras) Atomic Power Station India is located at 80 km South of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Location coordinates are: Latitude= 12.5574, Longitude= 80.17584. This infrastructure is of TYPE Nuclear Power Plant with a design capacity of 440 MWe. It has 2 unit(s). The first unit was commissioned in 1984 and the last in 1986. It is operated by NUCLEAR POWER CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD (NPCIL).

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Unit Information

Unit # IAEA-ID Capacity (MWe) Date Commissioned (yyyy-mm-dd) Construction Start Date (yyyy-mm-dd) Decommission Date (yyyy-mm-dd) Reactor Manufacturer Reactor Type/Model Turbine Manufacturer Turbine Type/Model Generator Manufacturer Generator Type/Model Unit Efficiency (%)

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* Indian fiscal and data reporting year is from 1 April - 31 March. Date Convention used by GEO: Year 2006 represents 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007.
* cum = cubic meters; MWe = Megawatts electric; MM=million; GWh=GigaWatt hours, Tonne = 2205 pounds