Asia’s first tidal energy plant to be set up in Gujarat, India
India can now proudly raise its head amongst its Asian neighbors, owing to the fact that it will, in a short while, play home to the first tidal energy generating plant in the whole of Asia. A 50-Mw tidal power project off the coast of Gujarat has been commissioned and London-based marine energy developer Atlantis Resources Corporation, along with Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government to begin work on this renewable energy generating project. Costing a good Rs. 750 crore, the plant will break even between 8 and 12 years after commissioning.
Also, tidal energy works a lot better than wind energy, owing to the fact that sea water is 832 times denser than air, and a 5 knot ocean current more kinetic energy than a 350-km an hour wind! The Gujarat Government sure has made the right moves while commissioning this project.