Nuclear Power Plants in India

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Nuclear power is the fourth-largest (NPCIL) source of electricity in India after hydroelectric, thermal and renewable sources of electricity.

NPCIL is responsible for construction, design, operation and  commissioning of nuclear power reactors. NPCIL is presently operating twenty two commercial nuclear power reactors with an installed 6780 MW capacity. The reactor fleet comprises  18 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and two Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and including one 100 MW PHWR at Rajasthan which is owned by DAE, Government of India and one 1000 Megha WhaMWhR reactor KKNPS-1.

Latest addition to the fleet is the unit-II of Kudankulam NP Station, a 1000 MW VVER (Pressurised Water Reactor type), which has started its commercial operation on March 31, 2017. Currently NPCIL has four reactors under various stages of construction totaling 2800 MW capacity

Plant Type Date of Commercial Operation Unit Capacity (MWe) Location
Tarapur Atomic Power Station
(TAPS), Maharashtra
BWR October28,1969 1

 

160 Tarapur, Maharashtra
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS),
Maharashtra
BWR October28,1969 2 160 Tarapur, Maharashtra
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS),
Maharashtra
PHWR August 18,2006 3 540 Tarapur, Maharashtra
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS),
Maharashtra
PHWR September12,2005 4 540 Tarapur, Maharashtra
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan PHWR December 16,1973 1 100 Rajasthan
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan PHWR April 1,1981 2 200 Rajasthan
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),
Rajasthan
PHWR June 1,2000 3 220 Rajasthan
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),
Rajasthan
PHWR December 23,2000 4 220 Rajasthan
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),
Rajasthan
PHWR February 4,2010 5 220 Rajasthan
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),Rajasthan

 

 

PHWR March31, 2010 6 220 Rajasthan
Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Tamilnadu PHWR January27, 1984 1 220 Madras, Tamilnadu
Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Tamilnadu PHWR March21, 1986 2 220 Madras, Tamilnadu
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka PHWR November16,2000 1 220 Kaiga, Karnataka
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka PHWR March16,2000 2 220 Kaiga, Karnataka
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka PHWR May 6,2007 3 220 Kaiga, Karnataka
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka PHWR January20,2011 4 220 Kaiga, Karnataka
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station (KKNPS), Tamilnadu VVER -1000 (PWR) December 31,2014 1 1000 Kudankulam,
Tamilnadu
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station (KKNPS), Tamilnadu VVER -1000 (PWR) March31, 2017 2 1000 Kudankulam,
Tamilnadu
Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Uttarpradesh PHWR January1, 1991 1 220 Narora, Uttarpradesh
Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Uttarpradesh PHWR July 1,1992 2 220 Narora, Uttarpradesh
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Gujarat PHWR May 6, 1993 1 220 Kakrapar, Gujarat
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Gujarat PHWR September1, 1995 2 220 Kakrapar, Gujarat

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