Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), a public sector undertaking under the department of atomic energy, is having discussions with foreign companies for supply of equipments for setting up large capacity Reactors on technical cooperation basis. These companies are M/s Atomstroy export (ASE) of Russian Federation, M/s AREVA of France, M/s Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) and M/s GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy of USA. This information was revealed by Minister of State in PMO Shri V Narayansamy in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
The Minister said that the cost of nuclear power, inter-alia, depends on the type of technology, life of plant, cost of fuel etc. The levelised cost of power from Light Water Reactors (LWRs) being set up in the country with foreign technical cooperation is expected to be comparable to that of similar plants in developed countries.