World Nuclear Association estimates global nuclear power capacities to grow over till 2040 at a faster rate than at any time since 1990, increasing mainly due to extensive reactor building programmes in China, India and other countries in Asia.
Nuclear power generation grew most rapidly in Asia, where generation increased 12%, up 56.3 TWh to 533.0 TWh, now more than one-fifth of global generation. Worldwide nuclear generation increased for the sixth successive year, reaching 2,563 Terra Watt Hour (TWh) in 2018.
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 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.
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.
The U.S. Energy Department on Friday finalized up to $3.7 billion in loan guarantees to finance the construction of two reactors at the delayed Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, tapping a program zeroed out in President Donald Trump’s latest budget.
India is the fastest growing large economy in the world and the connection between energy consumption and economic growth cannot be overemphasised. Add to it the new demand the government has added through its schemes.
The Department of Space has been given a marginal hike of Rs 338 crore in budget allocation, while the Department of Atomic Energy’s allocation declined by Rs 240 crore at a time when the two strategic organisations are executing hig
Two nuclear power plants in South India — the Kaiga plant in Karnataka and the controversial Kudankulam plant in Tamil Nadu — paint a remarkable picture of contrasts. While the former has created a record for longest continuous
IIT-Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) on Friday said it has entered into a collaboration with the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam to carry out research related to the design and development of fast-breeder reactors (FBRs).