Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), which currently operates nineteen nuclear power reactors in the country, has surpassed its previous electricity generation record of 26473 MU (last year) by generating highest ever energy of 32,455 MU during the year ending on March 31, 2012 – an increase of about 23%. The financial year 2011-12 has seen a robust growth for Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). The turnover has increased to about `.7500 crores from `.6000 crores in the previous financial year. The overall average availability factor of the nuclear power plants continued to be high at 91% during the year. The average capacity factor (CF) for the nine reactors, of the nineteen in operation, fuelled with imported Uranium fuel recorded all time high at 97%. The overall average capacity factor for NPCIL reactors was 79% against the target of 66%. Tarapur Atomic Power Station unit-3 (TAPS-3), 540 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) and forerunner of indigenous 700 MW, achieved a remarkable feat of a continuous operation for 522 days, thus joining the fleet of 10 nuclear power reactors which have operated continuously over one year. Tarapur Atomic Power Station was also awarded this year, the prestigious CEA (Central Electricity Authority) Shield for 2010-11 for outstanding performance. Tarapur units 3&4 (TAPS-3&4) also bagged the Industrial and Fire Safety Award from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). Yet another feather in the cap for NPCIL was the Gold Shield Award from Ministry of Power, Government of India, in March 2012 for Rawatbhata Rajasthan (RR) site.
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