Nuclear Power Corporation of India

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Nuclear Power Corporation of India
न्यूक्लियर पावर कॉर्पोरेशन ऑफ इंडिया लिमिटेड
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
S. K. Sharma, CMD (Since June 2016)
Products Nuclear power and electricity generation and distribution
Increase79.62 billion (US$1.2 billion) (2012–2013)[3]
Increase21.01 billion (US$330 million) (2012–2013)
Total equity Increase207.4 billion (US$3.2 billion) (2008–2008)
Website Official website

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is a government-owned corporation of India based in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra. 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 under the 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).

NPCIL was the sole body responsible for constructing and operating India's commercial nuclear power plants till setting up of BHAVINI (Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam) in October 2003. As of 10 August 2012 the company had 21 nuclear reactors in operation at seven locations, a total installed capacity of 6780 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]


Unit Type Capacity
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
KKNPP-1 (Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu) VVER 1000 22 October 2013
KNPP-2 (Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu) VVER 1000 July-2016
Total Capacity 6780

Under construction[edit]

Unit Under Construction Type Capacity
Expected Date
KAPS-3 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 700 2018[7]
KAPS-4 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 700 2019[7]
RAPS-7 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 2018[7]
RAPS-8 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 2019[7]
Total Capacity 2800


Power Plant Type Capacity
Expected Commissioning Date
Jaitapur in Maharashtra EPR 9900 (6x1650 MW) 2019
Gorakhpur in Haryana PHWR 2800 (4x700 MW) 2021
Mithi Virdi in Gujarat LWR 6000 (6 x 1000 MW)
Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh ESBWR 6000 (6 x 1000 MW)
Chutka in Madhya Pradesh PHWR 1400 (2 x 700 MW)
Bhimpur, Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh PHWR 2800 (4 x 700 MW)
Total Capacity 28900

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us - Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited". Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited". Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited". 
  4. ^ {{cite web |url= |title=Plants in Operation |website=
  5. ^ "Kaiga-4 achieves criticality". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 28 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Private sector giants `poach' NPCIL personnel The Hindu, Monday, 20 November 2006
  7. ^ a b c d "Kaiga's 700 MWe units to be delayed; first one may become critical in 2024". Deccan Herald. 

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