Showcasing the operational benchmark, Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) contributed 28 percent of India’s total nuclear energy production. According to the company’s recent official statement, the total nuclear power generated in the country for the fiscal ended March 31 stood at 35,333 million units, of which TAPS contributed for 9,884 million units.
The state-owned body which operates atomic power facilities across the country, however, posted only a marginal rise of one percent in power generation from TAPS during the year as against the performance index for the corresponding period a year ago.
The PSU had earlier commissioned two Boiling Water Reactors of 160 MW capacity in 1968, which kick started respective operations by September 12, 2005 and August 18, 2006. The four reactors presently have a total power generation capacity of 1,400 MW.