Saturday, 19 March 2016

Nuclear Power Plants in India

               Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity.As of 2013, India has 21 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having an installed capacity of 5780 MW and producing a total of 30,292.91 GWh of electricity while 6 more reactors are under construction and are expected to generate an additional 4,300 MW.

India's and Asia's first nuclear reactor was the Apsara research reactor. Designed and built in India, with assistance and fuel from the United Kingdom, Apsara reached criticality on August 4, 1956 and was inaugurated on January 20, 1957.

Currently, twenty-one nuclear power reactors have a total install capacity of 5,780 MW (3.5% of total installed base).
Power Station State Operator
Kaiga Karnataka NPCIL
Kakrapar Gujarat NPCIL
Madras (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu NPCIL
Narora Uttar Pradesh NPCIL
Rajasthan Kota Rajasthan NPCIL
Tarapur Maharashtra NPCIL
Kundankulam Tamil Nadu NPCIL

The projects under construction are:
Madras (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu Bhavini
Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4 Gujarat NPCIL
Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8 Rajasthan NPCIL
Kudankulam Unit 2 Tamil Nadu NPCIL

The planned projects are:
Gorakhpur Haryana NPCIL
Chutka Madhya Pradesh NPCIL
Mahi Banswara Rajasthan NPCIL
Kaiga Karnataka NPCIL
Madras Tamil Nadu NPCIL
Kundankulam Tamil Nadu
Jaitapur Maharashtra
Kovvada Andra Pradesh
Mithi Virdi (Viradi) Gujarat

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