Nuclear Power Corporation of India

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Nuclear Power Corporation of India
Type Govt of India-owned enterprise
Industry Energy
Founded September 1987[1]
Headquarters

16th Floor, Centre – I, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade, Colaba,[2]

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people K.C. Purohit CMD
Products Nuclear power and electricity generation and distribution
Operating income IncreaseINR79.62 billion (US$1.3 billion) (2012–2013)[3]
Net income IncreaseINR21.01 billion (US$350 million) (2012–2013)
Total equity IncreaseINR207.4 billion (US$3.4 billion) (2008–2008)
Website www.npcil.nic.in

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is a government-owned corporation of India based in Mumbai.It is wholly owned by the Central Government and is responsible for the generation of nuclear power for electricity. NPCIL is administered by the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India (DAE).

NPCIL was created in September 1987 as under the Govt. 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).

NPCIL was the sole body responsible for constructing and operating India's commercial nuclear power plants till setting up of BHAVINI. As of 10 August 2012 the company had 21 nuclear reactors in operation at seven locations, a total installed capacity of 5780 MWe.[4][5] Subsequent to the government's decision to allow private companies to provide nuclear power, the company has experienced problems with private enterprises "poaching" its employees.[6]


Nuclear plants[edit]

Operational[edit]

Unit Type Capacity
(MWe)
Since
TAPS-1 (Tarapur, Maharashtra) BWR 160 28 October 1969
TAPS-2 (Tarapur, Maharashtra) BWR 160 28 October 1969
TAPS-3 (Tarapur, Maharashtra) PHWR 540 18 August 2006
TAPS-4 (Tarapur, Maharashtra) PHWR 540 15 September 2005
RAPS-1 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 100 16 December 1973
RAPS-2 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 200 1 April 1981
RAPS-3 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 220 1 June 2000
RAPS-4 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 220 23 December 2000
RAPS-5 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 220 4 February 2010
RAPS-6 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 220 31 March 2010
MAPS-1 (Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu) PHWR 220 27 January 1984
MAPS-2 (Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu) PHWR 220 21 March 1986
NAPS-1 (Narora, Uttar Pradesh) PHWR 220 1 January 1991
NAPS-2 (Narora, Uttar Pradesh) PHWR 220 1 July 1992
KAPS-1 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 220 6 May 1993
KAPS-2 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 220 1 September 1995
KGS-1 (Kaiga, Karnataka) PHWR 220 6 November 2000
KGS-2 (Kaiga, Karnataka) PHWR 220 6 May 2000
KGS-3 (Kaiga, Karnataka) PHWR 220 6 May 2007
KGS-4 (Kaiga, Karnataka) PHWR 220 27 November 2010
KNPP-1 (Koodankulam, Tamil Nadu) VVER 1000 22 October 2013
Total Capacity 5780

Under construction[edit]

Unit Under Construction Type Capacity
(MWe)
Expected Date
MAPS-F (Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu) FBR 500
KNPP-2 (Koodankulam, Tamil Nadu) VVER 1000 Mar-2015
KAPS-3 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 700 Jun-2015[7]
KAPS-4 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 700 Dec-2015[7]
RAPS-7 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 Jun-2016[8]
RAPS-8 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 Dec-2016[8]
Total Capacity 3800

Proposed[edit]

Power Plant Type Capacity
(MWe)
Expected Commissioning Date
Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project EPR 9900 (6x1650 MW) 2017
Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant PHWR 2800 (4x700 MW) 2021
Total Capacity 12700

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