Nuclear Power Plants in India

Tarapur Atomic Power Plant-1 (TAPS-1) was the first Nuclear power plant in India. This plant is situated in Boisar, Maharastra since Oct-1969. At present, India has 22 operating reactors in 7 nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 6780 MWe.

India’s and Asia’s first nuclear reactor was the Apsara research reactor at Mumbai. The domestic uranium reserve in India is small and the country is dependent on uranium imports from other countries to provide fuel to its nuclear power industry. Since the 1990s, Russia has been a major supplier of nuclear fuel to India. Read this full article to know the list of Nuclear Power Plants in India.

Currently, India has five electricity grids; Eastern, Western, Northern, Southern and North-Eastern. There are 7 more reactors are under construction with a combined generation capacity of 4,300 MW. Kudankulam reactor has the highest capacity of 2000 MW in India.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

1. Tarapur

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Maharashtra

Type: Boiling water reactor (BWR) & Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 1,400

2. Rawatbhata

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Rajasthan

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 1,180

3. Kudankulam

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Tamil Nadu

Type: Water-Water Energetic Reactor (VVER)-1000

Total capacity (MW): 2,000

4. Kaiga

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Karnataka

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 880

5. Kakrapar

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Gujarat

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 440

6. Kalpakkam

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Tamil Nadu

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 440

7. Narora

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Uttar Pradesh

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 440

It is right to say that the coming century belongs to that country which has sufficient nuclear power capacity. India is striving to generate more and more nuclear power for electricity generation.