2. The capacity factor of Indias 20 operational nuclear reactors, adding up to an installed capacity of 4,780 MWe, is now projected to top 80 per cent in 2012-13. 80 percent capacity of 4780 MWe is 33 TWh. However an 11% increase over 2010 would take generation to about 23 TWh.
In 2006-07, the capacity factor was 64 per cent, but plummeted to 50 per cent in 2008-09. (The capacity factor is the ratio of the actual output to its output if operated at full potential.) It bounced back to 61 per cent in 2009-10 and increased further to 71 per cent in 2010-11. In the first nine months of this fiscal, it has reached 78 per cent.
India is up 11% over last year.
There was an increase of 30-40TWh in nuclear generation by China, India and the Ukraine. The variation depending upon what India actually generated.
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