India to add 20,000 MW of nuclear power generation capacity over next decade: DAE Secy


India to add 20,000 MW of nuclear power generation capacity over next decade: DAE Secy

India is set to add around 20,000 Megawatt (Mw) of nuclear power generation capacity over the next decade, K N Vyas, Secretary at the the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) said today.

Speaking at an industry event here, he said steady and un-interrupted power supply by nuclear power plants gives it an edge over solar and wind power. “There would always exist a requirement for steady and un-interrupted power supply represented by nuclear energy, especially since storage technology required to compensate for the lean period when wind does not blow or sun does not shine is currently rather expensive,” he said.

He also said that the country has now started using higher capacity reactors to increase standardisation and is heading for fleet mode of construction, thereby reducing construction cost and speeding up construction time. Read More

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