A state endowed with minerals and materials essential for industrial growth, Gujarat has been at the forefront of industrial development and excellence. For the past five decades GMDC has been energizing much of that progress.
We’re also committed to fueling a sustainable future by expanding our portfolio into the Thermal, Wind and Solar sectors. The Lignite sourced from our own mines contribute to a sizeable generation of thermal power in the state.
When it comes to Wind Power, GMDC has been utilising the state’s long coastline and optimum wind speeds to generate energy. Such projects will go a long way in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
GMDC’s 2X125 MW Thermal Power Project at Nani Chher in Lakhpat Taluka, Kutch, is an important component of its initiatives at forward integration. Operational since March 2004, it obtains Lignite from its own mines located at Panandhro, Mata no Madh and Umarsar. State-of-the-art DCS technology is being used here.
GMDC ventured into harnessing the wind energy as its commitment towards environment care and to have green footprints. It commissioned 200.9 MW Wind Power turbines in Kutch, Porbandar, Devbhoomi, Dwarka, Jamnagar, Rajkot and Bhavnagar up to 2016.
Towards generating power from renewable sources of energy, GMDC initiated a first-of-its-kind 5 MW Solar Power Project in 2011. It was installed on the reclaimed mined-out land of Panandhro Lignite mine in Kutch.
Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (GMDC) is helping to realise the vision of making India a Green Energy nation. We endeavoured to undertake the generation of wind and solar energy more than a decade ago. We authorised the installation of 200.9 MW wind turbines across various districts. Besides this, we also set up a unique 5 MW Solar Power Project on land that was previously mined.