Representational pic. N-Power station

Perfect! 10 Made-in-India N-power plants on anvil

10 more being built by BHAVINI

India’s N-power capacity to shoot up to 22,480 MW from current 6,780 MW – Minister Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI, Aug 4 (The CONNECT) – The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction of ten indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each to be set up in fleet mode.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology and Atomic Energy Dr Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today that there are presently 22 reactors with a total capacity of 6780 MW in operation and one reactor, KAPP-3 (700 MW) has been connected to the grid on January 10, 2021.

In all ten nuclear power reactors with 8000 MW capacity (including 500 MW PFBR are already being implemented by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited {BHAVINI}) are under construction.

The share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country is about 3.1% in the year 2020-21. The Government has embarked on a large nuclear power capacity addition program to increase the share of nuclear power in electricity generation. He said, more nuclear power plants are also planned in future and the nuclear power capacity is expected to reach 22,480 MW by the year 2031 from the current 6,780 MW.

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