Nuclear power plant in India – English Notes

Nuclear power plant in India - English Notes
Nuclear power plant in India - English Notes

Nuclear power plant in India – English Notes

Nuclear power plant in India

Nuclear power forms an important part of India’s energy mix.

country is looking to expand this, with another 5.4GW to be added to current nuclear power plants in the next decade.

Power Technology takes a look at the country’s current fleet.

Nuclear power is the 5th largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power.

India has 7 nuclear power plants and there 22 nuclear reactors are in operation in the country.

India has a total installed nuclear capacity of 6,780 MW.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

  1. Tarapur
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Maharashtra
    • Type: Boiling water reactor  & Pressurized heavy water reactor
    • Total capacity (MW): 1,400
  2. Rawatbhata
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Rajasthan
    • Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor
    • Total capacity (MW): 1,180
  3. Kudankulam
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Tamil Nadu
    • Type: Water-Water Energetic Reactor -1000
    • Total capacity (MW): 2,000
  4. Kaiga
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Karnataka
    • Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor
    • Total capacity (MW): 880
  5. Kakrapar
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Gujarat
    • Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor
    • Total capacity (MW): 440
  6. Kalpakkam
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Tamil Nadu
    • Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor
    • Total capacity (MW): 440
  7. Narora
    • Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
    • Location: Uttar Pradesh
    • Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor
    • Total capacity (MW): 440

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