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Wind energy comes into its own in India

According to reports, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association is set to mark the Global Wind Day on Friday with a series of programmes to increase public awareness of the importance of wind energy.

This year, year even more than ever, wind energy has demonstrated its power by helping bridge the 30 per cent power shortage in Tamil Nadu to provide succour from the peak summer, says Mr Madhusudan Khemka, Vice-Chairman of the Association and Managing Director of ReGen Powertech a leading manufacturer of windmills.

Over the last fortnight, windmills have contributed over 3,500 MW of power daily, over 70 MUs of electricity a day, to the State Grid. The Global Wind Day will be an occasion to highlight wind energy’s contribution to modern day needs in a renewable and sustainable way.

Wind energy is only viable renewable source of energy as of now that matches conventional power in terms of cost and assured supply, he said.

The day is observed globally, and the Association is spearheading the programmes in India, where events are to be organised for school children at the Marina. In the evening a flute concert, by the noted artist Mr Shashank Subramanium, is to be organised in Chennai he said.

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