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Geothermal power station in Ladakh

Sep 24, 2022

NEW DELHI: State-run explorer ONGC has embarked upon a journey to generate electricity on a utility scale by tapping steam gushing from the earth’s bowels at Puga, a remote valley located at an altitude of over 14,000 feet, off the road to Chumar on the de-facto border with China. 

This will be India’s first geothermal energy project, first reported by TOI on February 9, 2021, and also the world’s highest. It will boost Ladakh’s potential to emerge as one of the country’s clean energy bowl by expanding the area’s horizon beyond solar or wind power. 

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