India’s First Singaren Geothermal Power Station Ready in another Six Months: CMD N. Sridhar
Experimental project in Manuguru Area Pagideru village
An allocation of Rs. 1.72 crore by the Union Ministry of Coal through their Science and Technology Department
Singareni Calories, which has already ventured into the thermal and solar power sectors along with coal production, will recently launch a geothermal power plant in the next six months.
Chairman of the company and MD Shri N. Sridhar recently took a special initiative to conduct a review with the Singareni authorities and representatives of the construction company Shriram Institute of Industrial Research on the construction of this geo thermal power plant, which is being piloted for the first time in the country.
It has been directed to complete the construction and generate geo thermal power by March this financial year, six months ahead of schedule.
To this extent Shriram Company scientists, construction agency officials and Singareni officials decided to further expedite their work.
On the occasion, Chairman Shri N. Sridhar said that he was excited to complete the pilot plant as soon as possible and assured that steps would be taken to expedite the works.
He said if the geo-thermal experiment in Manuguru is successful, there is a possibility of more such projects being undertaken in different parts of the country.
For the past two decades, the hot water coming to Ubi at Pagideru has been used by the locals for their crop fields and household needs such as washing clothes.
Officials said the recycled water would be released even after the project is set up and power generation starts, so villagers can use the water as usual.
At this meeting G.M. (Co-ordination) Shri K. Suryanarayana, GM (Resources & Development) Shri SDM Subhani, Manuguru Area G.M. Shri Jakkam Ramesh, G.M. (Civil) Ramesh Babu participated.