Narora Atomic Power Station

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Narora Atomic Power Station
Narora Atomic Power Plant.jpg
CountryIndia
LocationNarora, Bulandshahar District in Uttar Pradesh
Coordinates28°09′29″N 78°24′34″E / 28.15806°N 78.40944°E / 28.15806; 78.40944Coordinates: 28°09′29″N 78°24′34″E / 28.15806°N 78.40944°E / 28.15806; 78.40944
StatusOperational
Commission dateUnit 1: 1 January 1991
Unit 2: 1 July 1992.
Operator(s)Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL)
Nuclear power station
Reactors2
Reactor typeIPHWR-220
Reactor supplierNPCIL/BARC
Cooling sourceNarora Barrage, River Ganga
Power generation
Units operational2 x 220 MW
Nameplate capacity404 MW
Capacity factor85.22% (2020–21)[1]
Annual net output3284.81 GW.h (2020–21)[1]
External links
WebsiteNuclear Power Corporation of India

Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS) is a nuclear power plant located in Narora, Bulandshahar District in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Reactors[edit]

The plant houses two reactors, each a pressurized heavy-water reactor (PHWR) capable of producing 220 MW of electricity. Commercial operation of NAPS-1 began on 1 January 1991, NAPS-2 on 1 July 1992.[2]

The reactors were not originally under IAEA safeguards.[3] but subsequent to the signing of the 1-2-3 agreement, they have been placed under IAEA monitoring [4] with effect from 2014 [5]

Units[edit]

Unit Type Gross MW Construction start Operation start Notes
Phase I
Narora 1 IPHWR-220 220 1 December 1976 1 January 1991 [6]
Narora 2 IPHWR-220 220 1 November 1977 1 July 1992 [7]

Incidents[edit]

31 May 1993 after 28 months of operation two steam turbine blades in NAPS-1 malfunctioned causing a major fire. This in combination with problems in the reactor's cabling system nearly led to a nuclear meltdown.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monthly Genration Reports Actual for Apr-2021 : Central Sector Nuclear" (PDF). National Power Portal. Central Electricity Authority. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS)". Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. 18 February 2017. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS)". Nuclear Threat Initiative. 1 September 2003. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Agreement Between the Government of India and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards to Civilian Nuclear Facilities". 29 May 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  5. ^ "India ratifies an additional protocol and will safeguard two more nuclear power reactors". 1 July 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Nuclear Power Reactor Details - Narora-1". Power Reactor Information System. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Nuclear Power Reactor Details - Narora-2". PRIS. (IAEA). 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.