The present total installed nuclear power capacity in the country is 6780 Mega Watts (MW), said Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of state (Department of Atomic Energy) in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
The Indian government said on Wednesday that it might not be able to reach a consensus with Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) in the US to set up six AP-1000 nuclear reactors in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
If it is right that nothing can stop an idea whose time has come, it must be true the other way too — nothing can hold back an idea whose time has passed. Just blow the dust off, you’ll see the writing on the wall: nuclear energy is fast running out of sand
Minister of state for atomic energy Jitendra Singh said the “Modi government has earmarked an exclusive budget, approximately Rs 10,000 crore per year, for 10 years for the nuclear plant expansion programme”.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) has said that the proposed Away From Reactor (AFR) Spent Fuel Storage facility to be established at the plant is completely safe and not alarming as projected by those opposing it.
Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL), the country’s largest power equipment manufacturer, on Tuesday said it has secured an order for the erection work of two turbine generator (TG) units of 1,000 MWe (megawatt electric) each at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu.
The country’s first ‘away from reactor’ (AFR) facility to store spent nuclear fuel is likely to come up at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. It will store spent fuel generated at the two nuclear power plants at Kudankulam.
Operations at the long-delayed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district will not commence anytime soon.The new-generation atomic power reactors required for the plant are still undergoing refinement, say sources.
Nuclear power better than any other source of power generation: Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy
Nuclear power generation is comparatively better than any other source of power generation, Secretary in the department of atomic energy K N Vyas said Saturday. Vyas compared nuclear power generation with thermal power generation, which has many disadvantages.
With the ceremonial launch of the nuclear-powered arctic icebreaker ‘Ural’ last weekend, Russia’s Rosatom Atomic Energy Corporation has completed another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).