3.6% electricity was generated by nuclear power in India in the year 2012

The share of nuclear power in total electricity generation in the year 2012 in India was about 3.6%. The share of nuclear power generation in some of the other nuclear power generating countries are as under:-

 

Country

Nuclear Share(%)

 

France

74.8

USA

19.0

UK

18.1

Russian Federation

17.8

Korea

30.4

China

2.0

There are 20 nuclear power plants with installed capacity of 4780 MW. Of these 19 reactors with an installed capacity of 4680 are currently operating. One reactor, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) unit-1 (100MW) is under extended shutdown for techno-economic assessment for continued operation. The details of nuclear power plants operating in the country are as under:

 

Unit

Reactor Type

Capacity (MW)

Commencement of Commercial    operation

Tarapur, Maharashra

1

TAPS-1

BWR

160

28 Oct. 1969

2

TAPS-2

BWR

160

28 Oct. 1969

3

TAPS-3

PHWR

540

18 Aug. 2006

4

TAPS-4

PHWR

540

12 Sept. 2005

Kakrapar,  Gujarat

1

KAPS-1

PHWR

220

06 May 1993

2

KAPS-2

PHWR

220

01 Sept. 1995

Rawatbhata, Rajasthan *

1

RAPS-2

PHWR

200

01 Apr.  1981

2

RAPS-3

PHWR

220

01 June 2000

3

RAPS-4

PHWR

220

23 Dec. 2000

4

RAPS-5

PHWR

220

04-Feb-2010

5

RAPS-6

PHWR

220

31-Mar-2010

Narora, Uttar Pradesh

1

NAPS-1

PHWR

220

01 Jan.  1991

2

NAPS-2

PHWR

220

01 July 1992

Kaiga, Karnataka

1

KAIGA-1

PHWR        

          220       

                       16 Nov. 2000                         

2

KAIGA-2

PHWR

220

16 Mar. 2000

3

KAIGA-3

PHWR

220

06 May 2007

4

KAIGA-4

PHWR

220

20-Jan-2011

Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu

1

MAPS-1

PHWR

220

27 Jan. 1984

2

MAPS-2

PHWR

220

21 Mar 1986

*RAPS-1 (100 MW) is under extended shutdown since October 2004

There are seven nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction/commissioning of which one reactor, Kudankulam Nuclear Power PlantUnit-1 (1000 MW) has already been connected to the grid in October 2013, generating firm power. The details of other reactors under construction/commissioning are as follows:-

 

Project

Location

Capacity (MW)

Status

KKNPP Unit-2

Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu

1x1000

Under commissioning

KAPPUnits 3&4

Kakrapar, Gujarat

2x700

Under construction

RAPP Units7&8

Rawatbhata, Rajasthan

2x700

Under construction

PFBR

Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu

1x500

Under construction

Currently, there is no proposal to set up a nuclear power plant in Jharkhand. In order to locate a nuclear power plant at a given site, the site has to fulfill several criteria stipulated by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. A suitable site, meeting these criteria, has not been identified in the State so far.

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prim Minister’s Office Shri V.Narayansamy gave this information in reply to a written question in the Rajya  Sabha .

Other Renewables | News published on 13/12/2013 by Moulin

 
 
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