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In July 2014 the new prime minister urged DAE to triple the nuclear capacity to 17 GWe by 2024.
This 2032 target was reiterated late in 2010 and increased to 63 GWe in 2011.
But in December 2011 parliament was told that more realistic targets were 14,600 MWe by 2020-21 and 27,500 MWe by 2032, relative to then 4780 MWe and 10,080 MWe when reactors under construction were on line in 2017.* * “the XII Plan [2012-17] proposals .....
It predicts that the country’s energy mix will evolve very slowly to 2035, with fossil fuels accounting for 86% of demand in 2035, compared with a global average of 78% (down from 86% today).
There is an acute demand for more reliable power supplies.
India has also more than doubled the extent and capacity of high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) lines since 2002, with fewer losses over long distances than AC lines.
envisage start of work on eight indigenous 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs), two 500 MW fast breeder reactors (FBRs), one 300 MW advanced heavy water reactor (AHWR) and eight light water reactors of 1000 MW or higher capacity with foreign technical cooperation.
In June 2009 NPCIL said it aimed for 60 GWe nuclear by 2032, including 40 GWe of PWR capacity and 7 GWe of new PHWR capacity, all fuelled by imported uranium.In 2009, the National Load Dispatch Centre began supervising regional load dispatch centres, scheduling and dispatching electricity, and monitoring operations of the national grid.By the end of 2013, the country's five regional grids were interconnected for synchronous operation with greater efficiency.India in 2015 produced 1383 TWh of electricity, 1042 TWh (75%) of this from coal, 138 TWh (10%) from hydro, 68 TWh (5%) from natural gas, 48 TWh (3.5%) from solar and wind, 37 TWh (2.7%) from nuclear, 27 TWh from biofuels, and 23 TWh from oil.There were virtually no imports or exports of electricity in 2015, and about 19% of production was lost during transmission.The eight 700 MWe PHWRs would be built at Kaiga in Karnataka, Gorakhpur in Haryana’s Fatehabad District, Banswara in Rajasthan, and Chutka in Madhya Pradesh.