List of Nuclear Power Plants in Pakistan

One of the most honored and prestigious facts regarding Pakistan is that it is one of the few countries which de have the Nuclear Power and is the only Muslim state in the world so far which has the recognized atomic energy and nuclear power plants. As of 2012, nuclear power in Pakistan is provided by 3 licensed-commercial nuclear power plants. Pakistan is the first Muslim country in the world which has declared as the nuclear power in the world and the one which have the official license to construct and operate civil nuclear power plants. The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission which is being known as the (PAEC), the scientific and nuclear governmental agency, is whole sole responsible for operating the procedures in these power plantsList of Nuclear Power Plants in Pakistan.

As of 2012, the electricity generated by commercial nuclear power plants constitutes roughly 3.6% of electricity generated in Pakistan, compared to 62% from fossil fuel, 33% from hydroelectric power and 0.3% from Coal electricity. Pakistan is one of the four nuclear armed states (along with India, Israel, and North Korea) that is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty but is a member in good standing of the International Atomic Energy Agency. In the below mentioned table there are the three official operating and constructed nuclear power plants in Pakistan while the remaining are still either in the feasibility or in the process of development. The table indentifies the locations of the nuclear power plants and their net and gross capacity which is being calculated on the capacity of the plants.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in Pakistan Names

Nuclear power reactors

Type

Location

Net capacity

Gross capacity

Construction start

Connected to grid

Commercial operation

CHASNUPP-I

PWR

Chasma, Punjab Province

300 MWe

325 MWe

1 August 1993

13 June 2000

15 September 2000

CHASNUPP-II

PWR

Chasma, Punjab Province

300 MWe

325 MWe

28 December 2005

14 March 2011

20 May 2011

CHASNUPP-III

PWR

Chasma, Punjab Province

340 MWe

330 MWe

28 April 2009

2016

N/A

CHASNUPP-IV

PWR

Chasma, Punjab Province

340 MWe

330 MWe

2011

2017

N/A

CHASNUPP-V[citation needed]

PWR

Chasma, Punjab Province

1000 MWe

1000 MWe

2014

2020

N/A

KANUPP-I

PHWR

Paradise Point, Karachi, Sindh Province

125 MWe

137 MWe

1 August 1966

18 October 1971

7 December 1972

KANUPP-II

PHWR

Paradise Point, Karachi, Sindh Province

1000 MWe

N/A

Preliminary work started but then the project was put on hold in 2009.

N/A

N/A

KANUPP-III

PHWR

Paradise Point, Karachi, Sindh Province

1000 MWe

N/A

Designing of reactor is completed. But the construction has not yet started

N/A

N/A

 

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