India’s installed nuclear power capacity is expected to rise from the current 6,780MW to 22,480MW by 2031, the department of atomic energy told Parliament on Wednesday.
The Rooppur nuclear power plant is under construction at Rooppur, adjoining Paskey, 87 miles west of Dhaka. For the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant in Bangladesh, Russia has welcomed the participation of Indian organizations in its development.
India will soon join the Rooppur Nuclear Power Project in Bangladesh as a sub-contractor, following an India-Russia-Bangladesh trilateral pact for the initiative enabling Indian companies to take part in tenders for construction and installation works.
Construction work for Bangladesh’s second nuclear power plant will start soon with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granting licence to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, said ASE Group of Companies, a part of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp (Rosatom).
Japan’s nuclear policy-setting body on Thursday endorsed a call for stricter management of its fuel recycling program to reduce its plutonium stockpile.
Japan’s government today pledged to modestly boost the amount of energy coming from renewable sources to around a quarter in a new plan that also keeps nuclear power central to the country’s policy.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday that bailing out struggling coal and nuclear power plants is as important to national security as keeping the military strong, and that the cost to Americans should not be an issue.
French utility EDF and GE will jointly build six reactors for the Jaitapur nuclear power plants in Maharashtra, envisioned as the world’s largest nuclear power plant with a cumulative capacity of 9,900 megawatts of electricity.
There will be a renewed push from India for its bid to become a member of the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) at the two-day meeting of the bloc in Latvia which got underway today.
Shares in Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) jumped 8 percent at the open on Monday, following the outcome of a local election the day before that is seen as a positive for one of the utility’s nuclear plants