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Tap hot rocks as alternative energy source’ Dr Arya -Times of India


Tap hot rocks as alternative energy source’

TNN | Feb 5, 2012, 02.40AM IST


VASCO: Although facts like 600 million Indians spending their nights in darkness or the existing oil reserves set to be rendered dry in about 40 years are hard-hitting, nothing is done to address these issues. BITS Pilani Goa Campus held the ‘BITS Green Conference’ on Saturday to find solutions to such problems that are staring the country in the face.

Aimed at working towards making renewable energy a more viable commodity for the masses, BITS Green Conference with its theme ‘Alternate Energy Sources’ touched upon various aspects of research and mass-production in the fields of renewable energy, nuclear power and solving the present crisis of shortage of electricity in India.

The conference witnessed talks by professionals that have conducted significant research outside of their regular field to explore alternative sources of energy.

Ritesh Arya’s talk focused on the geothermal energy potential. He started with the technical concepts of extracting geothermal power-’Agneyudgara’-from the core of the earth. India being full of hot rocks had a tremendous potential which he believed could be tapped and utilized byGeocogen technology. The use of sewage waste in metropolitan cities as an alternative to water in extracting this energy meant a simultaneous solution to the sewage problem.

The only limitation he stated was the initial cost. But, he reestablished that the sustainability and greenness of the geo energy outsteps other renewable forms. He listed Andaman, Nicobar, Puga, Delhi and Mumbai as potential sites of such energy extraction in India.

Ravi Kuchimanchi elucidated the significance of per capita power consumption in India. He stressed particularly on the vastly uneven distribution of this power amongst various sections in India which he addressed as privileged and underprivileged.

Next, he demonstrated a bamboo cooker which he had brought with himself. He projected how it was a humble alternative energy example and how it can be built and sold in a village. He also explained the insulation mechanism of how rice gets cooked in it and the utility of cooking multiple dishes on a single stove by using the bamboo cooker.

Save Tatapani -Hot Springs —Dr Ritesh Arya


Link to video on                                                                                                                                        Save Tattapani (HOT SPRINGS)- Donn’t Let it Die                                                                                                    Hot Springs as Geothermal Tourist destination 2012



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IndNor team inspects hot water springs says Tatta Pani, Manikaran, Vashisht can be developed as Geothermal tourist destinations                                                                                          


Tribune News Service                                                                                                                                           Mandi, February 26 

The country has a geothermal energy potential of around 10,000 MW, but not a single geothermal plant. The project team of a joint Indo-Norwegian venture today proposed that Tatta Pani in Mandi, Manikaran and Vashisht in the Kullu valley and Puga and Chuma-Thang in Ladakh can be developed as geothermal tourist destinations if these natural sources of energy are tapped properly.


On a “save-hot water springs mission” in the western Himalayas, the team of scientists today inspected the Tatta Pani hot water springs in the district and proposed to the government its action plan.

The team says this natural source of geothermal energy is facing depletion if it is not saved and relocated at Tatta Pani town.

The hot water springs will be submerged in the 800 MW Kol Dam project, being executed by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on the Sutlej.

Though the NTPC claims that it has relocated the hot water springs at a higher elevation at Tatta Pani town, the team found that it needs a proper geological study and a fresh initiative to relocate the geothermal energy.


Talking to The Tribune from Tatta Pani, the coordinator of the Indo-Norwegian joint venture, Dr Ritesh Arya, said, “The hot water springs here have not been suitably relocated and tapped. The source can be used for space heating and hot baths. Tata Pani can emerge as a geothermal tourist destination.”


Dr Arya, a geologist who has entered the Guinness Book of World Records by boring the highest tube well in the world in Ladakh, said they had inspected the Manikaran and Vashisht hot water springs in Kullu-Manali, Puga and Chuma-Thang in Ladakh.

“Iceland has tapped geothermal energy and is known worldwide as a geothermal tourist destination,” he added.

“The country has a geothermal energy potential in excess of 10,000 MW, but not even a single geothermal plant has been set up so far,” Dr Arya said. He said they could tap this energy from lava as had been done in Iceland and the Philippines.