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
Latest posts by ET Energy World (see all)
- BPCL stake sale: No reason to believe Numaligarh excise duty benefit will be withdrawn, firm says - November 19, 2019
- Electric Vehicles: Dealers hesitant to roll out e-cars due to lack of charging stations in Kerala - November 19, 2019
- Haldiram’s, Vedanta, Indonesia billionaire in race for Videocon - November 19, 2019