list of atomic power plants in India pdf > Nuclear power plants is going to become an important source of energy in India. After thermal and hydropower plants the third-largest electricity is generated from the atomic power plants. All atomic power plants are government projects and owned by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). According to the report of 2013-2014, the total electric energy is generated from atomic power plants is 35,333 GW·h*.
Mechanism: Uranium is a naturally occurring radioactive element that can split up into two smaller elements producing a tremendous amount of energy. In nuclear power plants, Uranium is used as the fuel. The nucleus of Uranium is broken up by producing high energetic (high velocity) neutron particles. The reaction is given below.
235U92 + n0 → 236U*92 → 89Kr36 + 144Ba56 + 3n0 + Huge amount of Energy (Heat).
The energy is used to to create high-pressure steam which rotates the turbine. The rotating turbine produces electricity.
# List of atomic power plants in India pdf
|#||Nuclear Power Plants||Locations (State)||Capacity||Established|
|1||Tarapur Nuclear power Station||Tarapur (Maharashtra)||1400 MW||1969|
|2||Narora Atomic power station||Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh)||440 MW||1991|
|3||Madras Atomic Power Station||Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu)||470 MW||1984|
|4||Kaiga Atomic Power Station||Kannada Karnataka ()||880 MW||2000|
|5||Rajasthan Atomic Power Station||Rawatbhata (Rajasthan)||1180 MW||1973|
|6||Kakrapar Atomic Power Station||Moti Cher (Gujarat )||440 MW||1993|
|7||Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant||Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu)||1000 MW||2013|
|8||Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant*||Gorakhpur (Haryana)||2800 MW||2014|
# Location Map of Atomic power plants in India
⇒ Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant is not operational at present. It will be operated in two phases. In the first phase, it is expected to install a capacity of 1400 MW within 2021. In the second stage, the will be installed after that.
⇒ Kudankulam is the largest nuclear power plant in India. Two units are operational at present each producing 1000 MW of electricity. Two more units are planted to build.
⇒ Tarapur Atomic Power Station (T.AP.S.) is the oldest as well as the first nuclear power plant in India.
⇒ MW stands for Megawatt. 1 MW = 106 watts. Watts is the unit of power. GW·h is the unit of energy.
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