Here below are the Top 10 Nuclear Power Plants in India
1. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the famous nuclear power station. Initially, the power plant faced various delays due to the objection of the fishermen. It has two commission units which are functional and the two are under construction. The capacity of the reactors is huge delivering a large output. According to their construction, it is a pressurized water reactor.
2. Kaiga Atomic Power Station
Kaiga Atomic Power Station is the well known nuclear power generating system which can into operation by Nuclear Power Corporation of India. The power plant has four units, two of them comprise the western site and the other two on the eastern side. The power plant has a huge capacity. It was connected to the southern grid due to which it became the third largest plant in India.
3. Madras Atomic Power Station
Madras Atomic Power Plant is the renowned power plant with considerable nuclear power production, fuel processing, and waste treatment. It operates on fast breeding reactors with two units each of 220MWe. The pressurized heavy water reactors are known as MAPS-1 and MAPS-2. It has the country’s first indigenous water reactor developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Center.
4. Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is a noted nuclear power station in India comprising of two pressurized water reactors of capacity around 220 MW. Using heavy water as a moderator, the nuclear power is utilized for commercial production. Owing to various reasons in the past, the nuclear power was shut off either due to coolant leakage or poison addition.
5. Narora Atomic Power Station
Narora Atomic Power Station is the famous nuclear power station situated in Bulandshahar district in UP, India. The power plant has two commercial units which operated way back in the years 1991 and 1992. The capacity of each power plant is 220 MW. The power plant serves a lot of areas as they are utilized for various commercial productions.
6. Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project
Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project is the well-known power plant and a proposed project of Nuclear Power Corporation of India. Once built, it will be the largest nuclear power generating station. The project comprises of six European pressurized reactors each with a capacity of 1650 MW. These reactors are considered to be the third-generation pressurized water reactors.
7. Tarapur Atomic Power Station
Tarapur Atomic Power Station is a famous nuclear power plant which was initially constructed with two boiling water reactors each of 210 MWe. Recently two pressurized heavy water reactors of capacity 540 MW have been constructed which are used for commercial purpose. It is considered to be one of the largest nuclear power stations in the country with a total capacity of 1400 MW.
8. Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station is the known nuclear power plant which had two CANDU reactors each of 220 MWe, which is in the active stage. Apart from this, two more reactors have been constructed of 220 MWe each, used for commercial purpose. According to a survey conducted by International Atomic Energy Agency, these reactors are considered to be the best across the world.
9. Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant
Mithi Virdi Nuclear Power Plant is the proposed nuclear power plant which will be set in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat. Based on the Indo-US nuclear deal signed in 2007, the plant comprises of six reactors with a combined capacity of 6,600 MW. It covers an area of 777 ha, out of which the major part falls under the agricultural land.
10. Kovvada Nuclear Power Plant
Kovvadu Nuclear Power Plant is the proposed light and water nuclear power reactors. The plant is proposed to be set at Kovvada in Srikakulam district. According to the proposed plan, six 1000 MW light water nuclear power reactors need to be built. However, there are many political parties and leaders who are opposing the power plant construction owing to safety issues.