63,000 MW by 2032 is the target of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
The 8 sites are Kumharia in Haryana, Kakrapar and Chchaya in Gujarat, Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh, Haripur in West Bengal, Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu and Jaitapur in Maharashtra.
The 17 plants are as follows:
- Kaiga, Karnataka 3 Units X 220=660 MW
- Kakrapar, Gujarat 2 Units X 220=440 MW
- Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu 2 Units X 220= 440 MW
- Narora, Uttar Pradesh 2 Units X 220=440 MW
- Rawatbhata , Rajasthan 100 x 1, 200 x 1, 220 x 2 =740 MW
- Tarapur, Maharastra BWR 160 x 2, 540 x 2 =1400 MW
Total 4120 MW
- France’s Areva will build a 1,650-MW unit at Jaitapur
- Russians will get land in West Bengal for another project
- Two American firms, General Electric and Westinghouse, are to be give land in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.
Some more facts about NPCIL:
- NPCIL is the only power utility company in India which uses nuclear fuel sources.
- It is wholly owned by the Union Government and is responsible for the generation of nuclear power for electricity.
- NPCIL is administered by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), part of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
- It was established in 1987 under Companies Act 1956 with the objective of undertaking the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the atomic power stations for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of the Government of India under the provision of the Atomic Energy Act 1962.
- All nuclear power plants operated by the company are certified for ISO-14001 (Environment Management System).
- Current Chairman : SK Jain