India as a Nuclear Power

  • Dipak Basu
  • Victoria W. Miroshnik


The nuclear energy sector is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity, and wind power, and its contribution is increasing. As of March 2018, India has already twenty-two nuclear reactors in operation in seven nuclear power plants of various types, with a total installed capacity of 6780 MW. Nuclear energy sector produced a total of 35 TWh of electricity in 2017. Six more reactors are under construction with a combined generation capacity of 4300 MW.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dipak Basu
    • 1
  • Victoria W. Miroshnik
    • 2
  1. 1.Nagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan
  2. 2.Reitaku UniversityChibaJapan

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