Tuesday, November 24, 2015

India: Comments Invited on Plan to Develop 1,000 MWe Geothermal Energy by 2030

Govt invites comments on draft policy for geothermal energy (Business Standard)

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India has sought public comments on the draft National Policy on Geo-Thermal Energy

Comments on the policy should be submitted by December 10, said an official order on the website of the Ministry. 

The government of India wants to deploy 1,000 MW(thermal) and 20 MW(electricity) geothermal energy capacity in the initial phase till 2022, and 10,000 MW(thermal) & 1000 MW(electricity) by 2030. 

The Ministry is also planning to encourage international collaboration with world leaders in geothermal energy like the USA, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico and New Zealand for support to accelerate deployment of geothermal energy by international investment promotion.

Comments should be addressed to: Girish Kumar, Head Geothermal, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Room No.221, Block -14, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, E-mail: gkumar.mnre@nic.in