Department of Atomic Energy06-March, 2013 15:53 IST
Nuclear Power Generation

           

                The nuclear power generation trends prior to and after fruition of international civil nuclear cooperation are given in the table below:-

 

 

Year

Prior to international civil nuclear co-operation

After international civil nuclear co-operation

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

Generation in Million Units

 

18801

 

16956

 

14927

 

18831

 

26473

 

32455

 

                The availability of fuel also enabled the addition of 660 MW capacity by commissioning of three units namely Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant , Units 5&6 (2X220 MW) and Kaiga Generating Station, Unit-4 (220 MW).

 

                The conclusion of the international agreements on nuclear co-operation have enabled the import of fuel and opened opportunities for setting up large capacity Light Water Reactors based on foreign technical cooperation. 

 

                Most of the developed countries with nuclear power are continuing with their nuclear power programmes. Only Germany, Switzerland and Taiwan have made announcements on gradual phasing out of their nuclear power plants.

               

                The Minister of State in the ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy Gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today.

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