Nuclear Power : KKNPP-2 expected to commence commercial operation this year

New Delhi. The present installed nuclear power capacity in the country in commercial operation is 5780 MW.

With the synchronisation of Kudankulam Unit-2 (KKNPP-2 1000 MW) to the grid in August 2016, an additional capacity of 1000 MW has been added.

The unit is presently generating infirm power (non-commercial), and expected to commence commercial operation by the end of this year, which will enhance the present installed nuclear power capacity of 5780 MW to 6780 MW.

Further, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Atomic Energy, is constructing a Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) of 500 MW capacity at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, which is at an advanced stage of commissioning.

The Units-3 & 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP 3 & 4 – 2 X 1000 MW) were launched recently on October 15, 2016, when the foundation concrete was placed.

These units, KKNPP- 3 and 4 will add a capacity of 1000 MW each on their progressive completion expected in the financial year 2023-24.

The generation from nuclear power during the XII Plan period (2012-17) is expected to be about 180 Billion Units of electricity.

The nuclear power capacity plant-wise for all the operating nuclear power plants in the country is as below :

Nuclear Power Plant — —- —- —- —- —- —– Capacity (MW)
Tarapur Atomic Power Station-1 ———————— 160
Tarapur Atomic Power Station-2 ———————— 160
Tarapur Atomic Power Station-3 ———————— 540
Tarapur Atomic Power Station-4 ———————— 540
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-1$ ——————– 100
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-2 ———————- 200
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-3 ———————- 220
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-4 ———————- 220
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-5 ———————- 220
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station-6 ———————- 220
Madras Atomic Power Station–1 ————————- 220
Madras Atomic Power Station–2 ————————- 220
Narora Atomic Power Station-1 ————————- 220
Narora Atomic Power Station-2 ————————- 220
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station-1** ——————- 220
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station-2** ——————- 220
Kaiga Generating Station-1 —————————— 220
Kaiga Generating Station-2 —————————— 220
Kaiga Generating Station-3 —————————— 220
Kaiga Generating Station-4 —————————— 220
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit-1 ———— 1000
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit–2* ———– 1000

$ – The unit is under extended shutdown for techno-economic assessment.

** – These units are under project mode currently for refurbishment work; namely En-Masse Coolant Channel Replacement (EMCCR)

* – The unit is presently generating infirm power and expected to commence commercial operation by the end of this year.

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.

source : pib.nic.in

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