The agreement will enable KSEB to evacuate 266MW from both units of the Tamil Nadu-based nuclear power station, The New Indian Express reported.

Around 133MW will be sourced from the 1,000MW first and second units of KKNPP.

Additionally, the full board meeting also decided to entrust the chief engineer (commercial and tariff) for execution of the agreement.

An unnamed KSEB official was quoted by the news agency as saying that, ”It’s a mere formality for evacuating power. The cost of power will be decided later.”

Power from the first unit is scheduled to be brought through Udumalpet and Palakkad, even though this is not considered as a long-term solution.

Commercial operations of the first nuclear power plant are expected to commence by the month end, whereas the revised deadline for the second unit orders start of operations by June 2014.