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India sets ambitious 2030 targets for geothermal heat and power generation

Parliament of India in Delhi (source: flickr/ Nimrod Bar, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 25 Nov 2015

In a release, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has sought public comments on the draft National Policy on Geothermal Energy. The comments on the policy can be submitted by December 10, said an official order on the website of the Ministry. Government wants to deploy 1,000 MW (thermal) ..

In a release, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has sought public comments on the draft National Policy on Geothermal Energy. The comments on the policy can be submitted by December 10, said an official order on the website of the Ministry. Government wants to deploy 1,000 MW (thermal) and 20 MW(electric) geothermal energy capacity in the initial phase till 2022, and 10,000 MW (thermal) & 1,000 MW (electric) by 2030. The Ministry is also planning to encourage international collaboration with the 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. Source: Business Standard