Powering India’s Green Energy Ambitions Through Nuclear Energy

India aims to significantly expand its nuclear power capacity from the current 7.5 GW to 100 GW by 2047 as part of its broader energy transition strategy detailed in the April 2024 report “Synchronizing Energy Transitions Towards Possible Net Zero for India.” The strategy involves using breeder reactors, light reactors, and pressurized heavy water reactors to achieve this goal. Despite challenges in securing nuclear fuel and land for construction, India is committed to tripling its nuclear power generation by 2030 and incorporating nuclear energy as a major component of its energy mix by 2047. This expansion is crucial for diversifying energy sources and reducing reliance on fossil fuels to meet rising energy demands and achieve net-zero emissions by 2070.