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India to build 10 cost-effective nuclear reactors

Thursday, 18 May 2017

New Delhi – The existing PWHR reactors in India have the capacity to generate between 220 MW and 700 MW. India expects the project to create more than 33,400 jobs in direct and indirect employment.

It is also an attempt to prioritize the use of clean power in India’s energy mix, as part of low-carbon growth strategy and to ensure long-term base load requirement for the nation’s industrialization. India hopes to generate at least 25 percent of its energy using nuclear power plants. India has current installed nuclear power capacity of 6780 MW from 22 operational plants. Another 6700 MW of nuclear power is expected to come on stream by 2021-22 through projects under construction.

Apart from domestic projects, the Indian government has been in negotiation with some countries for export of PWHR technology which is considered to be much cheaper and cost-effective.

Source by: Internet

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