Gujarat has announced that it has added the highest capacity for wind power generation in 2019-20. The state had also seized a lion’s share of the new wind power capacity installed throughout India in the last fiscal.
The state saw installation of new wind power generation capacity of 1,468MW between April 2019 to March 2020, indicates data gathered by Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association and Indian Wind Energy Association.
Gujarat was trailed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, which added 335 MW and 206MW respectively. A total 2,118MW of new capacity was installed in India in fiscal 2020, of which 70% was in Gujarat alone, the data further displays.
With new installations, Gujarat’s total wind power generation capacity has now augmented to 7,542MW, which is the second-highest installed capacity in India after Tamil Nadu (9,304MW). “Most of the projects commissioned in Gujarat during 2019-20 were auctioned by the central government. Although these projects have come up in Gujarat, the power generated will go to the central government pool,” said an industry player, who did not wish to be quoted. India’s total installed wind power capacity stood at 37,744MW as on March 31, 2020.
The state sustained to see more installations even in the first quarter ended June 30. The state attracted 132MW of the total 136MW installed in India during the quarter. The enduring 4MW were added in Karnataka, believed industry sources.
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