Nuclear Power Corporation of India

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Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
IndustryElectric utility
FoundedSeptember 1987; 33 years ago (1987-09)[1]
HeadquartersWorld Trade Centre, ,
India[2]
Area served
India
Key people
S. K. Sharma
(Chairman & MD)
ProductsElectric power
Production output
46472 MU (2019-20) [3]
ServicesElectricity generation
RevenueIncrease12,858 crore (US$1.8 billion)(2020) [4]
Increase6,920 crore (US$970 million) (2020)[4]
Increase4,459 crore (US$630 million) (2020)[4]
Total assetsIncrease102,211 crore (US$14 billion) (2020)[4]
Total equityIncrease40,685 crore (US$5.7 billion) (2020)[4]
OwnerGovernment of India (100%)
Number of employees
11,233 (March 2019)
Websitewww.npcil.nic.in

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is an Indian public sector undertaking based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is wholly owned by the Government of India and is responsible for the generation of nuclear power for electricity. NPCIL is administered by the Department of Atomic Energy (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 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.[5][6] 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.[7]

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
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
(MWe)
Expected Date
KAPS-3 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 700 2020( achieved criticality)[8]
KAPS-4 (Kakrapar, Gujarat) PHWR 700 2019[8]
RAPS-7 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 2018[8]
RAPS-8 (Rawatbhata, Rajasthan) PHWR 700 2019[8]
KKNPP-3 VVER 1000 [9]
KKNPP-4 VVER 1000 [9]
Total Capacity 4800

Proposed[edit]

Power Plant Type Capacity
(MWe)
Jaitapur in Maharashtra EPR 9900 (6 × 1650 MW)
Gorakhpur in Haryana [10] PHWR 2800 (4 × 700 MW)
Mithi Virdi in Gujarat LWR 6000 (6 × 1000 MW)
Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh ESBWR 6000 (6 × 1000 MW)
Chutka in Madhya Pradesh PHWR 1400 (2 × 700 MW)
Bhimpur, Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh PHWR 2800 (4 × 700 MW)
Total Capacity 28900

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". NPCIL. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Contact Us". NPCIL. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.npcil.nic.in/WriteReadData/userfiles/file/MA_News_12may2020_01.pdf
  4. ^ a b c d e "Balance Sheet 31.03.2020".
  5. ^ "Plants in Operation". www.npcil.nic.in. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Kaiga-4 achieves criticality". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 28 November 2010.
  7. ^ Private sector giants `poach' NPCIL personnel The Hindu, Monday, 20 November 2006
  8. ^ a b c d "Kaiga's 700 MWe units to be delayed; first one may become critical in 2024". Deccan Herald.
  9. ^ a b http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-officially-begins-on-Kudankulam-3-and
  10. ^ https://www.deccanherald.com/content/666424/excavation-work-nuclear-power-plant.html

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