Nu­clear en­ergy to ac­count for 6% of In­dia’s en­ergy mix by 2030 - V K Saraswat

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to NITI Aayog mem­ber VK Saraswat, “to­day, nu­clear en­ergy is about 3% of the over­all en­ergy mix. I think we will be close to 5-6% by 2030. In­dia has the largest num­ber of nu­clear power plants ei­ther un­der con­struc­tion or be­ing planned. No other coun­try is man­u­fac­tur­ing so many nu­clear power plant.”

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port in Busi­ness Line, Saraswat said that the sec­tor will see stiff com­pe­ti­tion be­tween Amer­i­can and Rus­sian com­pa­nies want­ing to build the nu­clear re­ac­tors. “While the US side suf­fered a set­back with West­ing­house fac­ing bank­ruptcy, the main sup­port which was avail­able was the Rus­sian route. If West­ing­house starts com­ing in, I think we will do 6-7 of the 14 re­ac­tors with them. This way we will have two sources to help us. We are very choosy on the tech­nol­ogy and will go by who wants to have a long-term as­so­ci­a­tion with us,” Saraswat added.

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