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Dr Jitendra Singh says nuclear power capacity set to increase from 7480 MW to 22480 MW by 2031

Posted On: 20 JUL 2023 4:06PM by PIB Delhi

 

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said the present installed nuclear power capacity in the country is 7480 MW comprising of 23 nuclear power reactors. Stating this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Dr Jitendra Singh said nuclear power reactors generated 46982 Million Units of electricity (including infirm generation) in the year 2022-23.

Dr Jitendra Singh said the share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country was about 2.8% in the year 2022-23. The details are given in annexure.

The present installed nuclear power capacity is set to increase from 7480 MW to 22480 MW by 2031 on progressive completion of projects under construction and accorded sanction.  The Government has also accorded ‘in principle’ approval for new sites to set up nuclear reactors in future, he said.

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Annexure

State

Location

Unit

Capacity

(MW)

 
 

Maharashtra

Tarapur

TAPS-1&

160

 

TAPS-2&

160

 

TAPS-3

540

 

TAPS-4

540

 

Rajasthan

Rawatbhata

RAPS-1@

100

 

RAPS-2

200

 

RAPS-3&

220

 

RAPS-4

220

 

RAPS-5

220

 

RAPS-6

220

 

Tamil Nadu

Kalpakkam

MAPS-1&

220

 

MAPS-2

220

 

Kudankulam

KKNPP-1

1000

 

KKNPP-2

1000

 

Uttar Pradesh

Narora

NAPS-1

220

 

NAPS-2

220

 

Gujarat

Kakrapar

KAPS-1

220

 

KAPS-2

220

 

KAPS-3*

700

 

Karnataka

Kaiga

KGS-1

220

 

KGS-2

220

 

KGS-3

220

 

KGS-4

220

 

 

@ RAPS-1 is under extended shutdown for techno-economic assessment.

& TAPS-1&2, RAPS-3 & MAPS-1 are presently under project mode.

*Presently being operated at 90% power.

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