Nuclear Power Plants In India

Nuclear plants in India are controlled by Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). NPCIL comes under the Government of India, and it was administered by the Department of Atomic Energy. It is a state-owned corporation which was founded in 1987. It is the fourth-largest source of electricity after the thermal, hydroelectric, and renewable sources of energy.

Nuclear Power Plants In India
Nuclear Power Plants In India

Nuclear plants in India are controlled by Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). NPCIL comes under the Government of India, and it was administered by the Department of Atomic Energy. It is a state-owned corporation which was founded in 1987. It is the fourth-largest source of electricity after the thermal, hydroelectric, and renewable sources of energy.

In India these Nuclear Power Plants delivers a total capacity of 6.7GW, contributing to just under 2% of the country’s electricity supply. Apsara is the oldest and the first Nuclear reactor of India. It was designed by Bhabha Atomic Research Center(BARC). And it was Asia’s first Nuclear reactor also. Now, In India it has 22 operating reactors in 7 nuclear power plants.

The list of Nuclear Power Plants in India are,

Tarapur Atomic Power Station:

It is located in Maharashtra. It was started in 1969. It is the first Nuclear power plant in India. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Boiling water reactor (BWR) & Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The total capacity of this power plant is 1,400 MW.

Rajasthan Atomic Power Station:

It is located in the city of Rawatbhata in Rajasthan. It was started in 1973. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The total capacity of this power plant is 1,180 MW.

Madras Atomic Power Station:

It is located in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. It was started in 1984. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The total capacity of this power plant is 440 MW.

Narora Atomic Power Station:

It is located in Uttar Pradesh. It was started in 1991. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The total capacity of this power plant is 440 MW.

Kakrapar Atomic Power Station:

It is located in Gujarat. It was started in 1993. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The total capacity of this power plant is 440 MW.

Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant:

It is located in Karnataka. It was started in 2000. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR). The total capacity of this power plant is 880 MW.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant:

It is located in Tamil Nadu. It was started in 2013. It is the largest Nuclear Power Plant in India. It is operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The type of reactor used in this power plant is Water-Water Energetic Reactor (WWER)-1000. The total capacity of this power plant is 2000 MW.