Gujarat to tap geothermal energy for power generation

By Power Engineering:

After wind and solar power, Gujarat is all set to tap another unconventional source of energy.

The state government is planning to explore the feasibility of geothermal energy “We are meeting a delegation from Norwegian government to make a beginning of this untapped resource of energy next wee,” said T Harinarayana, director, Gujarat Energy Research and Management (GERMI).

Officials said that there is a potential to generate electricity through geothermal resources, which are available in plenty in the geothermal zone located in Cambay between Narmada and Tapi river. If the pilot project is successful, the state may plan generation of 10,000MW in a decade.

At present, 24 countries in the world generate geothermal electricity up to 10,715 megawatts (MW). The largest producer of this environment friendly electricity is USA that generates 3,086MW of electricity… Read more


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