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Electricity Generation from Nuclear Source: India Ranks 13th
May 02, 2015

According to the data published in 2014, by Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), India ranked at 13th position in terms of power generation from nuclear source.

  • It stood at 7th position in terms of number of reactors in operation country-wise globally.
     
  • The current installed nuclear power capacity is 5780 Mw, which is expected to increase to 10080 Mw on progressive completion of projects under commissioning/ construction by 2019.
     
  • The Government has accorded sanction for two more projects with a total capacity of 3400 Mw.
     
  • More nuclear power projects based both on indigenous technologies and with international cooperation are planned in future.
     
  • There are 31 countries including India in the world which generate electricity from nuclear source.

Nuclear Power Generation (2006-07 to 2014-15)

Year Gross Generation (MUs) Capacity Factor (%) Availability Factor (%) 
2014-15(Upto March - 2015) 37835 82 88 
2013-14 35333 83 88
2012-13 32863 80 90
2011-12 32455 79 91
2010-11 26472 71 89
2009-10 18803 61 92
2008-09 14927 50 82
2007-08 16930 54 83
2006-07 18634 63 85

Functional Atomic Power Plants in India

Plant Unit Type Capacity (MWe) Date of Commercial Operation
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), Maharashtra 1 BWR* 160 October 28, 1969
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), Maharashtra 2 BWR 160 October 28, 1969
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), Maharashtra 3 PHWR** 540 August 18, 2006
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS), Maharashtra PHWR 540 September 12, 2005
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan 1 PHWR 100 December 16,1973
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan  2 PHWR 200 April 1,1981
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan 3 PHWR 220 June 1, 2000
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan PHWR 220  December 23, 2000
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan PHWR 220 February 4, 2010
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS), Rajasthan 6 PHWR 220 March 31, 2010
Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Tamilnadu 1 PHWR 220  January 27,1984
Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS), Tamilnadu 2 PHWR 220 March 21,1986
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka PHWR 220 November 16, 2000
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka 2 PHWR 220 March 16, 2000
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka 3 PHWR 220 May 6, 2007
Kaiga Generating Station (KGS), Karnataka 4 PHWR 220 January 20, 2011
Kudankulam Atomic Power Project, Tamilnadu 1 VVER -1000 (PWR) 1000 December 31, 2014
Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Uttarpradesh 1 PHWR 220 January 1,1991
Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS), Uttarpradesh 2 PHWR 220  July 1,1992
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Gujarat 1 PHWR 220 May 6, 1993g
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS), Gujarat 2 PHWR  220 September 1,1995

 *BWR=Boiling Water Reator**PHWR=Pressurized Heavy-Water Reactor


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