India Looks to Water Grid for Savings and Energy Generation
According to a proposal for a countrywide interconnected waterway, the country will not only save $100 billion, but also generate 60,000 MW through hydro-power annually if waterways are interconnected in a smart grid. The proposal was recently made by A C Kamaraj, expert committee member of Interconnecting Waterways, Government of India.
The proposed water grid would utilize the natural flow of water to circulate it in the State through a series of canals and can be done individually by the States without nationalisation of rivers, according to the proposal. In addition to generating energy, the proposal also suggests that the waterways could be used for low-cost transportation.
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