NTPC to build nuclear fleet to aid climate goal chase

NTPC Limited is planning to build a massive nuclear fleet that’ll aid the nation’s push to shift away from coal and curb emissions to hit net-zero by 2070.

The company aims to install 20 to 30 GW of nuclear capacity by 2040. India currently has 22 operational reactors with about 6.8 GW of capacity. NTPC is considering deploying small-scale modular reactors of 100 MW to 300 MW capacity, as part of the strategy.