Chapters :
  • Nuclear Technology – 02

  • NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN OPERATION
  • Nuclear Power Plants Under Construction

  • Planned Nuclear Power Plants

  • NUCLEAR ENERGY BY COUNTRY

Nuclear Technology – 02

NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN OPERATION

The following table lists down the functional nuclear power plants −
Power Plant Location Total capacity (MW) Operator
Rawatbhata Rajasthan 1,180 NPCIL
Tarapur Maharashtra 1,400 NPCIL
Kudankulam Tamil Nadu 2,000 NPCIL
Kakrapar Gujarat 440 NPCIL
Kalpakkam Tamil Nadu 440 NPCIL
Narora Uttar Pradesh 440 NPCIL
Kaiga Karnataka 880 NPCIL

Nuclear Power Plants Under Construction

The following table lists down the nuclear power plants, which are under construction −
Power Plant Location Total capacity (MW) Operator
Rajasthan Unit 7 & 8 Rajasthan 1,400 NPCIL
Kakrapar Unit 3 & 4 Gujarat 1,400 NPCIL
Madras (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu 500 Bhavini
Kudankulam Tamil Nadu 2,000 NPCIL

Planned Nuclear Power Plants

The following table lists down the planned nuclear power plant projects −
Power station Location Total capacity (MW)
Jaitapur Maharashtra 9,900
Kovvada Andhra Pradesh 6,600
t.b.d. (Mithi Virdi (Viradi)) Gujarat 6,600
t.b.d. (Haripur) West Bengal 6,000
Gorakhpur Haryana 2,800
Bhimpur Madhya Pradesh 2,800
Mahi Banswara Rajasthan 2,800
Kaiga Karnataka 1,400
Chutka Madhya Pradesh 1,400
Madras Tamil Nadu 1,200
Tarapur Maharashtra 300

NUCLEAR ENERGY BY COUNTRY

Globally, there are about 31 countries in which nuclear power plants are functional. However, a few countries, such as France, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belgium, and Hungary use nuclear energy as the main source for a majority of the country’s electricity supply. A group of countries including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, and Philippines have no nuclear power stations and they oppose such nuclear energy production. The following table lists down the countries and the number of nuclear power plants in them −
Country Number of reactors Generated electricity (GWh) domestic generation share in %
Argentina 3 7677.36 5.60%
Armenia 1 2194.85 31.40%
Belgium 7 41430.45 51.70%
Brazil 2 14970.46 2.90%
Bulgaria 2 15083.45 35%
Canada 19 95650.19 15.60%
China Mainland 36 197829.04 3.60%
Czech Republic 6 22729.87 29.40%
Finland 4 22280.1 33.70%
France 58 386452.88 72.30%
Germany 8 80069.61 13.10%
Hungary 4 15183.01 51.30%
India 22 35006.83 3.40%
Iran 1 5923.97 2.10%
Japan 43 17537.14 2.20%
Republic of Korea 25 154306.65 30.30%
Netherlands 1 3749.81 3.40%
Mexico 2 10272.29 6.20%
Pakistan 4 5438.9 4.40%
Romania 2 10388.2 17.10%
Russia 37 184054.09 17.10%
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