New Delhi — India is preparing to market cheap and cost-effective nuclear reactor technology to the world. A senior government official said that India was looking to export Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PWHR) technology.
Ranajit Kumar, Head of the Nuclear Control and Planning wing of the Department of Atomic Energy, says “India is in a position to pass on the PWHR technology to countries looking to obtain cheap and cost-effective reactors. The current PWHR reactors have the capacity to generate between 220 MW and 700 MW of power.”
Dr. Jitendra Singh, India’s Minister of State for Atomic Energy, says “The one nuclear power plant being set up in Haryana will become operational by about next year, at a cost of just USD 0.09 (Rs 6) per unit.”
Dr. Singh said that within the next ten years, India hopes to generate at least 25 percent of its energy using nuclear power plants.