MNRE calls for submission of R&D proposals for development of Geothermal energy in India

For harnessing Geothermal energy in the country the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been supporting R&D and exploration activities and efforts for last 25 years. Recently, MNRE had carried out careful and in-depth discussion by different expert groups under the initiative of deployment of Geothermal Energy in India in two distinctly different categories of projects. I.e. Power Production from Geothermal Energy as R&D-Cum Technology Demonstration project in 340 hot springs indentified by NGRI and Technology Development and Field Level Demonstration of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP’s) for using geothermal energy for cooling purposes other than power generation.

The call for proposal is principally for the development and demonstration type projects in the area of Geothermal Energy. Technology development being the prime focus, priority would be given to those proposals with active participation of the public and private sectors. MNRE will be considering multi-purpose geothermal energy projects for harnessing geothermal energy in the country so as to take up at least one such project in all the potential states or Climatic zones in India and provide financial support upto 30% of capital cost of power production. For GSHP’s, the MNRE will support 30% of system cost.

Organizations interested in technology development and demonstrations are requested to submit their proposals in the areas of their expertise and interest. The proposals be prepared in the format given at – Programme Technology Research Development and Demonstration R&D Formats Annexure – I (, of the Ministry’s website may be submitted ( one hard copy along with soft copies in MS word and in pdf formats) to The Director (Geothermal Energy), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Block No. 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003, email id: within 45 days from the date of publication of this advertisement i.e. on or before 4th May 2015.

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Geothermal | News published on 20/03/2015 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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