Tidal Energy

Tides are the periodical rise and fall of sea water level. During high tide, the level of water increases with reference to the low tide level. The potential energy is higher during the high tide than the low tide. The difference in potential energy during high tide and that during low tide is the tidal energy. India has good potential for tidal power generation in the States of Gujrat and some parts of Sundarbans in West Bengal. The country’s first Tidal Power Plant has been proposed to be set up in Durgaduani Creek of Sundarbans. The 3.6 MW project will cost Rs. 40 crores and likely to be funded by the Central Government and the State Government. The detailed project report has been prepared. The execution work of the project will start soon.

Recent Development
  • The power demand in Sagar Island is, at present, met from Solar PV Power of aggregate capacity about 250 kW and from a diesel generator power system of capacity 400 kW. The total number of consumer in Sagar Island is to the tune of 1500 now.

    However, there are a large number of prospective consumers, who are awaiting for electric power.Under such circumstances,WBREDA has decided to set up a Wind-Diesel Hybrid power Plant of capacity 500 kW to cater the need of the Island people. [ more ]

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