Decarbonising electricity through nuclear

EDF is proud to be involved in the construction of the world’s largest nuclear power plant in Jaitapur.
As lead negotiator and supplier for this important initiative, we will help the Indian government to address its increasing need for decarbonised electricity by 2035, while also bringing a wide range of socio-economic opportunities to the country.

Helping to build the world’s biggest plant

In March 2018, EDF signed an agreement with Indian energy company NPCIL for the construction of 6 EPR reactors on the Jaitapur site in the state of Maharashtra. With an installed capacity of approximately 9.9GW, this will be the world’s largest nuclear power plant.

Its capacity to generate up to 75TWh per year means it will power the equivalent of 70 million households while helping reduce CO2 emissions by 80 million tons. As such, it is a key element in the Indian government’s energy transition strategy.

On 22 April 2021, EDF submitted to NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India) the French binding techno-commercial offer to develop six (6) EPR reactors at the Jaitapur site, Maharashtra, India with an installed capacity of 9.6 GWe. The plant would be the most powerful in the world. This major milestone for EDF, its partners and the French nuclear industry will enable discussions aimed at converging towards a binding framework agreement in the coming months.

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biggest nuclear power plant in the world is being developed with EDF’s participation in Jaitapur

9.9
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installed capacity at the future Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant

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tons of CO2 emissions will be economised through the plant

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