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LucidEnergy

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Ganges Dam?
« on: December 04, 2015, 07:17:22 PM »
Could India follow China's lead in creating a massive dam on their own national river, the Ganges?

I think it would help massive as India already does not meet current electricity demand, and the Ganges has a very large outflow.

Jemappelle

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Re: Ganges Dam?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 07:23:52 PM »
The Ganges has a spiritual value whereas the Yangtze didn't. I think that alone would be the foremost barrier to a dam.  Technically though I see it as viable, and as you said, would go quite a long way to helping India get a stable energy grid.

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Re: Ganges Dam?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 07:51:39 PM »
Theoretically this could produce about 25GW, but the main issue here is Bangladesh. Building this could potentially lead to war, and one not fighting over.

 

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