State-run power utility Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has narrowed down to a site in Mandvi near Gulf of Kutch for commissioning of 50 MW tidal power project according to PTI report.
The tidal power project will need huge area out of any port limits along the coastline. The area also should be free from defence clearances.
This will be the first big tidal power project to be ever commissioned in the country, as only a demonstration project for setting up 3.75 MW capacity tidal energy power plant is being executed by National Hydro Power Corporation Ltd in Sunderban region of West Bengal.
GPCL had inked a MoU with the UK based Atlantis Resource Corporation in Vibrant Gujarat Summit for commissioning of tidal power projects in the state.