PTI | Last Modified - Mar 28, 2012, 08:49 AM IST
Chennai: India on Tuesday achieved a milestone in nuclear power generation, touching 32,000 million units, a target that nuclear operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) had set for this fiscal. "We had our annual target of electricity production, which we met today. We achieved 32,000 million units this morning.
So as a company, we have met our annual target," Shiv Abhilash Bhardwaj, Director (Technical), NPCIL told reporters here. However, he said that some plants are operating at lower power because of fuel mismatch. "And very soon, that problem is going to be over because Tummalapalli mine (Andhra Pradesh) is right now getting commissioned and in a couple of months we will start getting Uranium from that," he said.
India, which has a total capacity of 4680 MW from nuclear power, is looking forward to install a "very large number" nuclear plants, he said. "We are now talking to France. We are quite in advanced stage of talking to France on EPR technology with a capacity of 1,650 MW unit in Jaitapur. As for South Korea, India has signed a Inter-governmental agreement last July. We are in the status of defining our specifications. South Korea has 1,400 MW reactor and they have to change some designs as per our requirements," he said, asked about India's ongoing collaborations with other countries.