Tamil Nadu leads the country with a 40% share of the wind energy capacity (7000MW). All the leading global and national wind energy players have made Tamil Nadu their operating head quarters and have invested over Rs.2500 crores in creating over 8000 MW production capacity with world-class manufacturing, Marketing, O&M and R&D facility.
Earlier last month, the wind farms in Muppandal with an installed capacity of about 1500MW started producing power and generated 320 MW on June 1’st which gradually rose to 675 MW on June 6’th and 839 MW on June 7’th.
In the past fortnight, according to reports, wind energy generation touched an all-time high of 3,830MW on June 26 and 3,730 MW on June 30 during peak hour at 7.30 pm. Except on July 1 when the wind energy production was 2,725MW, generation of wind power remained above 3,000MW in the past fortnight. “We even stopped the daily an hour of load shedding in the state on June 26 (Tuesday) as we met the total demand of 11,283 MW that day,”a TNEB official said.
“As the southwest monsoon has began in neighbouring Kerala, the power demand in the state will ease further as cooler weather will mean less consumption of energy both by domestic consumers and farmers,” said V Raghu, Director, Indian Wind Turbuine Manufacturers Association.