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Nuclear Power Corporation of India

Nuclear Power Corporation of India

Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, responsible for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of Indias nuclear power reactors.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is a Public Sector Enterprise under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. Founded in September 1987 with the objectives of operating nuclear power plants and implementing nuclear power projects for generation of electricity. NPCIL also has equity in Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), another public sector unit of the Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) which implements Fast Breeder Reactors program in the country. 

NPCIL is responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of India's nuclear power reactors. NPCIL presently operates 22 commercial nuclear power reactors at 7 nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 6780 MW. The reactor fleet comprises two Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs), 18 Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs), and two 1000 MW Water-Water Energetic Reactors (WWERs).



Operating Units: 

  • Tarapur Atomic Power Station Units-1&2 (2x160 MW BWRs), 
  • Tarapur Atomic Power Station Units-3&4 (2x540 MW PHWRs), 
  • Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Units 1to 6 (100 MW, 200 MW and 4x220 MW PHWRs), 
  • Madras Atomic Power Station Units-1&2 (2x220 MW PHWRs), 
  • Narora Atomic Power Station Units-1&2 (2x220 MW PHWRs), 
  • Kakrapar Atomic Station Units-1&2 (2x220 MW PHWRs), 
  • Kaiga Generating Station Unit-1 to 4 (4x220 MW PHWRs) and 
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station Unit-1&2 (2x1000 MW WWER) 



In addition, NPCIL also has a 10 MW Wind Power Plant at Kudankulam site. NPCIL has 8 reactors under various stages of construction totaling 6200 MW capacity. 



Units Under Construction:

  •  Kakrapar Atomic Power Project Unit-3&4 (2x700 MW PHWRs) 
  • Rajasthan Atomic Power Project Units-7&8 (2x700 MW PHWRs) 
  • Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidhyut Pariyojna Units-1&2 (2x700 MW PHWRs) 
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Unit-3&4 (2x1000 MW WWER)



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Press Trust of India
December 5, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about NSE launches Nifty Bharat Bond Index series to track 'AAA' rated bonds on Business Standard. Sources said NHAI, NHPC, NTPC, REC, PFC and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd would be in the index.
Jyoti Mukul
November 5, 2019
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Read more about Norms relaxed for how contractors can work at Kudankulam nuclear plant on Business Standard. Nuclear Power Corporation of India's new rules allow contractors with experience in building 'commercial complex' to take part in bids.

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