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Important Power Plants in India

Nuclear power plants

Twenty nuclear power reactors produce 4,780.00 MW (2.9% of total installed base)

Power station                               State

 Kudankulam                         Tamil Nadu

 Kakrapar                                   Gujarat

Kaiga                                       Karnataka

Narora                                  Uttar Pradesh

Kalpakkam                           Tamil Nadu

Tarapur                                 Maharashtra

Rawatbhata Kota                    Rajasthan

The projects under construction are   –

 Kakrapar                                   Gujarat

Power station                              State

Kalpakkam                            Tamil Nadu

Rawatbhata                              Rajasthan

Hydro Power Plants –

 1. Bhakra Nangal Dam: on Sutlej River, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh with installed capacity: 1325 MW.

 2. Hirakud Dam: On Mahanadi River, Orissa with the Installed capacity: 307.5 MW.

 3. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam: on Krishna River, Andhra Pradesh with installed capacity: 816 MW.

 4. Sardar Sarovar Dam: on Narmada River, Gujarat with installed capacity: 1,450 MW.

 5.Tehri Dam: on Bhagirathi River, Uttarakhand with installed capacity: 1,000 MW.

Wind Power Plants –

 Vankusawade Wind Park – Maharashtra

 Muppandal wind farm – Tamilnadu

 Kanjikode Wind Farm – Kerala

 Madhya Pradesh Wind Farm – Madhya Pradesh

 Vankusawade Wind Park – Karnataka

Thermal Power Plants –

  Talcher power plant – Orissa

 Vindyachal power plant – Madhya Pradesh

Korba power plant – Chhattisgarh

 Ramagundam power plant – Andhra Pradesh

 Farakka power plant – West Bengal

 Singrauli power plant – MP

Dadri power plant – UP

N.B : It is to be mentioned here that after after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity,Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India.

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