Nuclear Power Corporation of India

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Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
ISININE206D09194
IndustryElectric utility
FoundedSeptember 1987; 35 years ago (1987-09)[1]
HeadquartersWorld Trade Centre, ,
India[2]
Area served
India
Key people
B. C. Pathak
(Chairman & MD)
ProductsElectric power
Production output
46472 MU (2019-20)[3]
ServicesElectricity generation
RevenueIncrease16,417 crore (US$2.1 billion)(2022)[4]
Increase15,035 crore (US$1.9 billion) (2022)[4]
Increase6,394 crore (US$800 million) (2022)[4]
Total assetsIncrease102,211 crore (US$13 billion) (2020)[4]
Total equityIncrease40,685 crore (US$5.1 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 electricity from nuclear power. 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 until 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]

Serial No. Unit Location Type Capacity
(MWe)
Since Under IAEA safeguards[8]
1 TAPS-1 Tarapur, Maharashtra BWR 160 28 October 1969 Since 16 October 2009
2 TAPS-2 160
3 TAPS-3 IPHWR-540 540 18 August 2006 No
4 TAPS-4 540 15 September 2005
5 RAPS-2 Rawatbhata, Rajasthan CANDU 200 1 April 1981 Since 16 October 2009
6 RAPS-3 IPHWR-220 220 1 June 2000 Since 9 March 2010
7 RAPS-4 220 23 December 2000
8 RAPS-5 220 4 February 2010 Since 16 October 2009
9 RAPS-6 220 31 March 2010
10 MAPS-1 Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu IPHWR-220 220 27 January 1984 No
11 MAPS-2 220 21 March 1986
12 NAPS-1 Narora, Uttar Pradesh IPHWR-220 220 1 January 1991 Since 12 December 2014
13 NAPS-2 220 1 July 1992
14 KAPS-1 Kakrapar, Gujarat IPHWR-220 220 6 May 1993 Since 3 December 2010
15 KAPS-2 220 1 September 1995
16 KAPS-3 IPHWR-700 700 22 July 2020 Since 11 September 2017
17 KGS-1 Kaiga, Karnataka IPHWR-220 220 6 November 2000 No
18 KGS-2 220 6 May 2000
19 KGS-3 220 6 May 2007
20 KGS-4 220 27 November 2010
21 KKNPP-1 Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu VVER-1000 1000 22 October 2013 Since 16 October 2009
22 KKNPP-2 1000 10 July 2016
Total Capacity 7380
  1. Inactive/Shutdown
Unit Location Type Capacity
(MWe)
Operational date Shutdown date Notes Under IAEA safeguards[8]
RAPS-1 Rawatbhata, Rajasthan CANDU 100 16 December 1973 October 2004 Shutdown, Pending decommissioning[9] Since 16 October 2009

Under construction[edit]

Serial No. Unit Location Type Capacity
(MWe)
Expected Date Under IAEA safeguards[8]
1 KAPS-4 Kakrapar, Gujarat IPHWR-700 700 2021 Since 11 September 2017
2 RAPS-7 Rawatbhata, Rajasthan 700 2022 Since 23 December 2019
3 RAPS-8 700
4 GHAVP-1 Gorakhpur, Haryana 700 2025 No
5 GHAVP-2 700
6 KGS-5 Kaiga, Karnataka 700 2026
7 KGS-6 700
8 KKNPP-3 Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu VVER-1000 1000 2023[10] Since 7 May 2018
9 KKNPP-4 1000
10 KKNPP-5 1000 2025 To be included
11 KKNPP-6 1000
Total Capacity 8900

Proposed[edit]

Power Plant Type Capacity
(MWe)
Jaitapur in Maharashtra EPR 9900 (6 × 1650 MW)
GHAVP-3 and 4 (Gorakhpur, Haryana) IPHWR-700 1400 (2 × 700 MW)
Mithi Virdi in Gujarat LWR 6000 (6 × 1000 MW)
Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh ESBWR 6000 (6 × 1000 MW)
Chutka in Madhya Pradesh IPHWR-700 1400 (2 × 700 MW)
Bhimpur, Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh 2800 (4 × 700 MW)
Total Capacity 27500

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[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ a b c d e "Balance Sheet 31.03.2020".
  5. ^ "Plants in Operation". 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. Archived from the original on 30 November 2010.
  7. ^ Private sector giants `poach' NPCIL personnel The Hindu, Monday, 20 November 2006
  8. ^ a b c "INFCIRC/754/Add.10 – Agreement between the Government of India and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards to Civilian Nuclear Facilities – Addition to the List of Facilities Subject to Safeguards Under the Agreement" (PDF). International Atomic Energy Agency. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  9. ^ Subramanian, T. S. (22 February 2011). "RAPS-1 reactor not decommissioned". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Construction officially begins on Kudankulam 3 and 4 – World Nuclear News".

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