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Commissioning of Nuclear Reactors

New Delhi: March 23,2017

The current installed nuclear power capacity in the country comprises of 21 reactors with a total capacity of 5780 MW.  One more reactor, KKNPP-2 (1000 MW) is presently generating infirm (non-commercial) power and commencement of its commercial operation will take the nuclear installed capacity to 6780 MW.  The details of their location, date of start of commercial operation and capacity are as below:

 

State

Location

Units

Capacity (MW)

Date of Commercial Operation

Maharashtra

Tarapur

TAPS-1

160

28-Oct-1969

TAPS-2

160

28-Oct-1969

TAPS-3

540

18-Aug-2006

TAPS-4

540

12-Sep-2005

Rajasthan

Rawatbhata

 RAPS-1*

100

16-Dec-1973

RAPS-2

200

01-Apr-1981

RAPP-3

220

01-Jun-2000

RAPS-4

220

23-Dec-2000

RAPS-5

220

04-Feb-2010

RAPS-6

220

31-Mar-2010

Tamil Nadu

Kalpakkam

MAPS-1

220

27-Jan-1984

MAPS-2

220

21-Mar-1986

Kudankulam

KKNPP-1

1000

31-Dec-2014

KKNPP-2**

1000

**

Uttar Pradesh

Narora

NAPS-1

220

01-Jan-1991

NAPS-2

220

01-Jul-1992

Gujarat

Kakrapar

KAPS-1#

220

06-May-1993

KAPS-2#

220

01-Sep-1995

Karnataka

Kaiga

KGS-1

220

16-Nov-2000

KGS-2

220

16-Mar-2000

KGS-3

220

06-May-2007

KGS-4

220

20-Jan-2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Under extended shutdown for techno-economic assessment for continued operation.

** Presently, generating infirm (non-commercial) power and is expected to be in commercial operation soon.

 

 

 

 

 #Presently, the units are under long shutdown for Enmasse Coolant Channel Replacement (EMCCR) and Enmasse Feeder Replacement (EMFR)

 

In the current financial year 2016-17 (upto February 2017), the electricity generation from nuclear power on commercial basis was 34136 Million Units.  In addition, Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP), Unit-2 has generated 2086 Million Units of infirm power (non-commercial) during this period.  Thus, 36223 Million Units of electricity has been generated from nuclear power as against 903694 Million Units from fossil fuel sources (source: CEA), which is about 4% of the energy generated from fossil fuel in the current financial year 2016-17 (up to Feb-2017).

 

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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