Upcoming Atomic Power Plants

At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction, targeted for completion by 2024-25. In addition, twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval by the Government in June 2017. Thus, twenty one (21) nuclear power reactors, with an installed capacity of 15700 MW are under implementation, envisaged for progressive completion by the year 2031. The details are as follows:

  1. Nuclear Power Reactors under Construction:

State

Location

Project (Unit)

Capacity (MW)

Gujarat

Kakrapar

Unit 3&4

2 x 700

Rajasthan

Rawatbhata

Unit 7&8

2 X 700

 

Kudankulam

Unit 3&4

2 X 1000

Tamil Nadu

Kalpakkam

PFBR*

500

Haryana

Gorakhpur

Unit 1&2

2 x 700

 

Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a PSU under Department of Atomic Energy, is currently constructing a 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.

  1. Nuclear Power Reactors accorded administrative approval and financial sanction:

 

State

Location

Project  (Unit)

Capacity

(MW)

Haryana

Gorakhpur

Unit 3&4

2 x 700

 

 

Unit 1&2

2 X 700

Rajasthan

Mahi-Banswara

Unit 3&4

2 X 700

Karnataka

Kaiga

Unit 5&6

2 X 700

Madhya Pradesh

Chutka

Unit 1&2

2 X 700

Tamil Nadu

Kudankulam

Unit 5&6

2 X 1000

  1. Sites accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval:

In addition, five sites, as given below, have been accorded ‘in principle’ approval by the Government for setting up more reactors in future.

 

State

Site    

Capacity (MW)

In Cooperation with

Maharashtra 

Jaitapur

6 X 1650

France

Andhra Pradesh

Kovvada

6 X 1208

 

Gujarat

ChhayaMithiVirdi

6 X 1000

United States of America

West Bengal

Haripur

6 X 1000

Russian Federation

Madhya Pradesh

Bhimpur

4 X 700

Indigenous PHWR

 

Discussions on finalization of project proposals in respect of setting up large size Light Water Reactors in collaboration with France at Jaitapur site in Maharashtra and USA at Kovvada site in Andhra Pradesh are underway.

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