Tidal Stream Generator
To capture enough power from the tidal energy potential, the high tide must be at least five meters (16 feet) higher than the low tide.
Only around 20 areas on the earth get such high tides. India is one of them. On the west coast of Gujarat, the Gulf of Cambay and the Gulf of Kutch have maximum tidal ranges of 11m and 8m, respectively, with average tidal ranges of 6.77m and 5.23m.
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) sanctioned a demonstration project in 2008 to develop a 3.75 MW tidal power plant in Durgaduani Creek in the Sunderbans of West Bengal, but it never saw the light of day.
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