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Ladakh geothermal power project moving ahead in Kashmir?

Thikse Monastery Leh Ladakh, India (source: flickr/ Sabspecks, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 4 Dec 2012

News from India report that the government is now moving ahead with the development of a 3 MW pilot plant at Ladakh, in the Kashmir region of India.

Recent news from India, hint that things might be moving with the development of a 3 MW pilot plant in Ladakh, in the Kashmir region of India.

This was reported in connection with a recent statement by Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah in a discussion last week.

While there have beeng conflicting news on the actual developer or developers, companies involved and actual process of getting started, this should be taken with caution.

“As part of promoting non-conventional energy, the government is setting up its first geothermal power project in Ladakh”, he is quoted.

“We are working on that. Our first project on geothermal with a capacity of 3 MW is coming up near Ladakh,” Abdullah told reporters.

The Ministry will look at how such projects can be extended to other States within India going forward.

If anyone has more detailed news on the project, please contact me at alex@thinkgeoenergy.com

Source: The Hindu Business Online