IIT-M conducts study on tidal and waves energy in India

Union power minister Piyush Goyal has said Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras (Chennai), in Collaboration with CRISIL Risk and Infrastructure Solutions Limited, has published a report named ‘Study on Tidal & Waves Energy in India: Survey on the Potential & Proposition of a Roadmap’.

In his reply to a question in Parliament, he said, “the report analyses potential of tidal and wave energy, enabling framework in other countries and commercial aspects of tidal and wave energy.”

However tidal and wave energy cannot be harnessed on commercial basis due to high capital cost, he said, adding that the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy supports the promotion of Research, Design, Development and Demonstration of
tidal energy projects through financial incentives.

He said the Government has identified 46 potential tidal locations along the coastline on the basis of spring and neap tide range. The most promising tidal potential areas are Gulf of Khambat, Gulf of Kutch and South Gujarat in Gujarat, Palk Bay-Mannar Channel in Tamil Nadu and Hoogly River, South Haldia and Sunderbans in West Bengal.

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