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Wind power generation touches 3,000 MW

PTI Coimbatore | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on May 06, 2012


With wind power generation on the upswing, 30 per cent of the Tamil Nadu’s requirement of 10,000 MW is being met,leading to uninterrupted power supply across the State for the last one week, Mr K Kasturirangan, Chairman, Indian Wind Power Association has said.

Since April 28,power generation gradually increased from 1,000 MW to reach a peak of 3,000 MW yesterday in the major wind energy generating areas of the State,including Coimbatore region, he told PTI.

So far there has been no complaints about loadshedding or power-cuts, he said.

The grid received 1,100 MW on Monday last, 1,300 MW on Tuesday, 1,500 MW on Wednesday, 2,000 MW on Thursday and 2,500 MW on Friday.Though official figures are yet to be available, 3,000 MW was generated and used yesterday, which was the maximum during last year, Mr Kasturirangan said.

With wind expected to continue and reach peak till the middle of October, a maximum of 3,500 MW per day could be expected in the coming days, he said, adding, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) should use the entire power from windmills, otherwise it would be a waste.

TANGEDCO can also consider reducing the 40 per cent power cuts to 20 per cent for HT consumers, so that the entire wind power could be properly utilised, he suggested.

Various Small Industries Associations expressed happiness over uninterrupted power supply, leading to industries operating at full capacity.

Published on May 06, 2012
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