The Kaiga Atomic Power Station is located in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. The plant services India's southern grid and provides power to five states (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Pondicherry). The power station currently operates two PHWRs, the second of which (Unit-2) began commercial operations on 16 March 2000. Unit-1 became operational on November 16, 2000. The facilities fall under the direction of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), which operates a total of 14 reactors. Two additional 220MWe PHWRs are currently being constructed at the power station.