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List of Nuclear Power Plants in India with Capacity

list of atomic power plants in india pdf > Nuclear power plants are 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 project and own by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). According to 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 elements which can split into two smaller elements producing tremendous amount of energy. In the nuclear power plants, Uranium is used as the fuel. The nucleus Uranium is broken up by producing high energetic neutron particles. The reaction is given below.

235U92 + n0 → 236U92 → 89Kr36 + 144Ba56 + Huge amount of Energy.

The energy is used to to create high pressure steam which rotate the turbine. The rotating turbine produces electricity.

# List of atomic power plants in india

# Nuclelar Power Plants Locations (State) Capacity Establishment
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

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 first phase it is expected to install 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 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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