Nuclear power generation is a global enterprise—more so today than ever before. The Fukushima Daiichi accident illustrates that what happens in Japan does not stay in Japan but rather has many international ramifications for those in the business of making electricity. The home of more than one billion people, India has had one of the world's fastest-growing economies over the past decade. During this same time frame, the country has made big strides in increasing its capacity for nuclear generation of electricity.
India envisages increasing the contribution of nuclear power to overall electricity generation capacity from 3.2% to 9% within 25 years. By 2020, India's installed nuclear power generation capacity will increase to 20,000 MW. India now ranks sixth in terms of production of nuclear energy, behind the U.S., France, Japan, Russia, and South Korea.There are now 439 nuclear reactors in operation around the world in over 30 countries, providing almost 16% of the world's electricity.
Given the emphasis on rapid expansions in the Indian nuclear power industry, it is imperative to bring the Indian know-how and resources together with global nuclear skills and experience to introduce a new dimension to the upcoming nuclear power projects. In order to help the industry achieve these goals, UBM India is hosting the 4th edition of INDIA NUCLEAR ENERGY SUMMIT 2012, schedule on 27 September 2012 in Mumbai. This Summit will provide information about ensuring engineering and construction of nuclear power plants along with safety and challenges within nuclear power plant. It will provide a global platform which addresses key issues, identifies Opportunities and challenges, captures learning's and best practices and focus on strategic and a complete competitiveness kit for the sector, as it prepares to meet new challenges and moves towards competitive efficiency in the Nuclear Energy sector.