INDIA’S FIRST PRESSURIZED HEAVY WATER REACTOR OPERATES AT FULL CAPACITY
India’s first indigenously developed 700 MW nuclear power reactor at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat started commercial operations at its full capacity.
The Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power plant located in Mandvi taluka of Surat district in Gujarat and operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a government of India undertaking responsible for generating electricity through nuclear energy. The Kakrapar Gujarat site consists of four pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs), namely two 220 MW units totalling 440 MW and two 700 MW units of 1,400 MW.
(Source: npcil/India Today – Image: Kakrapar Atomic Power Station/GODL India)