Nuclear Power Plants in India


Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity.
General KnowledgeNPCIL is responsible for design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear power reactors. NPCIL is presently operating 22 commercial nuclear power reactors with an installed capacity of 6780 MW. The reactor fleet comprises two Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and 18 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) including one 100 MW PHWR at Rajasthan which is owned by DAE, Government of India and one 1000 MW VVER reactor KKNPS-1.

Latest addition to the fleet is the unit-2 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power 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.

The list of nuclear power plants operational in India:

Plant

Unit

Type

Capacity (MWe)

Date of Commercial Operation

Location

Tarapur Atomic Power Station
(TAPS), Maharashtra

1

 

BWR

160

October28,1969

Tarapur, Maharashtra

Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS),
Maharashtra

2

BWR

160

October28,1969

Tarapur, Maharashtra

Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS),
Maharashtra

3

PHWR

540

August 18,2006

Tarapur, Maharashtra

Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS),
Maharashtra

4

PHWR

540

September12,2005

Tarapur, Maharashtra

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan

1

PHWR

100

December 16,1973

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan

2

PHWR

200

April 1,1981

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),
Rajasthan

3

PHWR

220

June 1,2000

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),
Rajasthan

4

PHWR

220

December 23,2000

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),
Rajasthan

5

PHWR

220

February 4,2010

Rajasthan

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS),Rajasthan

 

 

6

PHWR

220

March31, 2010

Rajasthan

Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Tamilnadu

1

PHWR

220

January27, 1984

Madras, Tamilnadu

Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Tamilnadu

2

PHWR

220

March21, 1986

Madras, Tamilnadu

Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka

1

PHWR

220

November16,2000

Kaiga, Karnataka

Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka

2

PHWR

220

March16,2000

Kaiga, Karnataka

Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka

3

PHWR

220

May 6,2007

Kaiga, Karnataka

Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka

4

PHWR

220

January20,2011

Kaiga, Karnataka

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station (KKNPS), Tamilnadu

1

VVER -1000 (PWR)

1000

December 31,2014

Kudankulam,
Tamilnadu

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station (KKNPS), Tamilnadu

2

VVER -1000 (PWR)

1000

March31, 2017

Kudankulam,
Tamilnadu

Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Uttarpradesh

1

PHWR

220

January1, 1991

Narora, Uttarpradesh

Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Uttarpradesh

2

PHWR

220

July 1,1992

Narora, Uttarpradesh

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Gujarat

1

PHWR

220

May 6, 1993

Kakrapar, Gujarat

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Gujarat

2

PHWR

220

September1, 1995

Kakrapar, Gujarat

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Published on 6/26/2017 1:39:00 PM