In­dia eyes 10 GW geo­ther­mal power by 2030

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

MNRE re­leased a draft In­dian geo­ther­mal en­ergy de­vel­op­ment frame­work even as it seeks to har­ness 10,000 MW (i.e., 10 GW - in the ini­tial phase till 2022 and 10,000 MW by 2030) of geo­ther­mal en­ergy by 2030 through col­lab­o­ra­tion with coun­tries such as the US, Philip­pines, Mex­ico and New Zealand. Geo­ther­mal en­ergy is heat stored in the Earth’s crust and can be used for power gen­er­a­tion and di­rect heat ap­pli­ca­tion. The to­tal in­stalled ca­pac­ity for global geo­ther­mal power gen­er­a­tion was es­ti­mated to be around 12.8 GW till 2014. The top five coun­tries in terms of geo­ther­mal power gen­er­a­tion are the US, Philip­pines, Indonesia, Mex­ico and New Zealand. Some promis­ing geo­ther­mal en­ergy sites are Cam­bay Graben in Gu­jarat, Puga and Ch­hu­math­ang in Jammu and Kash­mir, Tat­ta­pani in Ch­hat­tis­garh, Manikaran in Hi­machal Pradesh, Rat­na­giri in Ma­ha­rash­tra and Ra­j­gir in Bi­har.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.