GK - 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).
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.