Power News We love to talk!
India plans to add 5,300 MW nuclear power capacity during the 12th Plan period, taking the total contribution of atomic power to 9980 MW to the country's energy basket.
This planned capacity addition includes power from two 1,000 MW units at Kudankulam being built by the Nuclear Power Corporation with Russian collaboration.
"The proposed capacity addition target during the XIIth Plan is envisaged as 5300 MW," the budget documents of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) state under the head 'Deliverables of XII Plan'.
The capacity addition is planned through two 1000 MW units at Kudankulkam, one 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, two 700 MW indigenously-developed Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) each at Kakrapar and Rawat Bhata respectively.
While the two units at Kudankulam are expected to be commissioned by August this year, the ambitious sodium-cooled PFBR is expected to start generating power by 2015-16.
The four PHWRs under construction at Kakrapar in Gujarat and Rawat Bhata in Rajasthan are upgraded versions of 540 MW reactors operational at Tarapur in Maharashtra.
"These reactors are designed with partial boiling concept. This large unit size offers economy of scale," the budget documents state.
These four reactors are expected to be completed by 2016-17, thus adding a capacity of 2800 MW.
The 500 MW PFBR is first of its kind reactor involving several complex technologies and is the forerunner of the indigenous Fast Breeder Reactors of the second stage of India's three-state nuclear programme.
- Crompton Greaves buys smart grid automation company ZIV Group Read more
- GERC determines the Generic Tariff for Power procurement from Mini and Micro Hydro Power Projects Read more
- Power supply to UP education department to be snapped for pending dues Read more
- Kudankulam nuclear plant commissioning put off to Jan Read more
- Getting LNG projects right Read more
- High Court seeks Centre's reply on plea by Jindal Steel and Power Read more
- ACME commissions 100 MW solar plant in Rajasthan Read more
- NTPC says generation grew 4.7 per cent so far this year Read more
- ONGCs ambitious plans for KG basin block its buying from GSPC Read more
- We plan to disburse Rs 75,000 crore worth of loan next fiscal: REC CMD P V Ramesh Read more