Ladakh is Capable of Having Wind Power worth 1 Lakh MW: NIWE DG Balaraman

Ladakh has good wind resource by its valley terrain and temporal variation with an estimated potential of 5,311 Megawatt at a hub height of 50 meter. The potential goes up to 100,000 Mw at a height of 120 Meter, Balaraman added further

December 18, 2019. By News Bureau

According to K Balaraman, Director General of Chennai-based National Institute of Wind Energy, Ladakh has a wind power potential of 1 lakh megawatt and preliminary studies have shown the region holds tremendous promise for setting up commercial scale wind energy projects.

Ladakh has good wind resource by its valley terrain and temporal variation with an estimated potential of 5,311 Megawatt at a hub height of 50 meter. The potential goes up to 100,000 Mw at a height of 120 Meter, Balaraman added further.

For exploring the possibilities of setting up Wind Power projects in Ladakh including setting up of wind masts for validation of wind resource and other issues, a meeting was held in Leh under the Chairmanship of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Joint Secretary Bhanu Pratap Yadav.

The meeting attendees were officials from MNRE, NIWE, Solar Energy Corporation of India, Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency, local administration and representatives from the industry.

Balaraman made a detailed presentation on the wind and solar resource assessment studies carried out by NIWE for Ladakh and Kargil and highlighted the site for the projects, Chushul in Ladakh, had shown great potential.

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