Nuclear capacity to triple by 2031


Nuclear capacity to triple by 2031

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.

This expansion is expected to come through the addition of nine nuclear power reactors with a cumulative capacity of 6,700MW by 2025, and 12 more reactors with a cumulative capacity of 9,000MW by 2031, the department of atomic energy (DAE) said.

The nine reactors expected to become operational by 2024 are under various phases of construction in different states. One of the nine is a 500MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor — a next-generation reactor — being built in Kalpakkam near Chennai. Read More

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