Tamil Nadu’s Challenges To Produce Wind Energy

According to data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Tamil Nadu produced 10,147.1 million units of power from wind energy in 2014-15. It, however, saw a dip the subsequent year, falling to 7,273.23 million units of power in 2015-16.

December 21, 2019. By Hemant Arora

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The top producer of wind energy in the country and home to India’s biggest wind farm with an installed capacity of 1,500 MW at Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu’s generation is slowing, as per the sources.

According to data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Tamil Nadu produced 10,147.1 million units of power from wind energy in 2014-15. It however, saw a dip the subsequent year, falling to  7,273.23 million units of power in 2015-16.

In 2016-17, the state witnessed an increase with 11,935 million units of wind energy generated. Growth in wind power generation has since slowed. In 2017-18, Tami Nadu saw a marginal rise in wind power generation by 423 million units, while the next year it grew by 242 million units, as per the reports.

While Tamil Nadu remains the top producer in wind power generation, those in the industry point to the fact that it’s nowhere close to achieving its full capacity.

K Kasturirangan, the President of the Indian Wind Power Association Said, “The generation is increasing, no doubt. But the quantity by which it is increasing is falling, which means that in due course the generation will show a decline.” 

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