Ocean Energy Shall Be Eligible For Non-Solar RPO

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In a decision that would give boost to the ocean energy in India, Union Minister, Shri RK Singh approved a proposal to declare ocean energy as Renewable Energy.

Accordingly, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified to all the stakeholders that energy produced using various forms of ocean energy such as tidal, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion etc. shall be considered as Renewable Energy and shall be eligible for meeting the non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO).

Total identified potential of Tidal Energy is about 12455 MW, with potential locations identified at Khambat & Kutch regions, and large backwaters, where barrage technology could be used.

A variety of different technologies are currently under development throughout the world to harness Ocean energy. It is mostly exploited by just a few technologies: Wave, Tidal, Current Energy and Ocean Thermal Energy. 

Most types of technologies are currently at pre-R&D / demonstration stage or the initial stage of commercialization.

The objective of the technology programme is to accelerate and enhance support for the resource assessment and deployment of ocean energy in the country and to harness it for power generation and to overcome the barriers.

The technology programme is open to public and private sectors

This is a PIB News-Feed; edited by Clean Future Team

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