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“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.
03/06/2023 10:55 AM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Geothermal Power Plants in India

  • Geothermal energy is thermal energy, which is generated through the natural hot springs.
  • In India, by the time, geothermal energy installed capacity is experimental; however, the potential capacity is more than 10,000 MW.
  • Following are the six most promising geothermal energy sites in India −
    • Tattapani in Chhattisgarh
    • Puga in Jammu & Kashmir
    • Cambay Graben in Gujarat
    • Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh
    • Surajkund in Jharkhand
    • Chhumathang in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Following are the six major geothermal provinces in India
    • Himalayan Province e.g. Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, etc.
    • Areas of Faulted blocks e.g. Aravalli belt, Naga-Lushi, West coast regions and Son-Narmada lineament.
    • Volcanic Arc e.g. Andaman and Nicobar Arc (Barren Island).
    • The deep sedimentary basin of Tertiary age e.g. Cambay basin in Gujarat.
    • Radioactive Province e.g. Surajkund, Hazaribagh, and Jharkhand.
    • Cratonic Province e.g. Peninsular India.

Geothermal Map

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