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Wind turbine owners seek continuing system of banking energy in Tamil Nadu

According to reports, the Indian Wind Power Association has appealed to the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to continue with the system of banking energy for wind power generators.

Association chairman K. Kasthoorirangaian said in a release here on Tuesday that in the first 100 days of the financial year 2012-13, wind energy generation was 4,450 million units compared to 2,884 million units during the same period last year.

Industries that had wind mills for captive use banked the remaining energy with the corporation.

The corporation paid Rs.3.31 a unit for the power supplied to the grid by the other wind mill owners in the State.

This was lower than the cost of purchasing power from the market or other sources.

Hence, the corporation should continue the system of banking the unused energy by wind mill owners.

It was more than a year since the TANGEDCO paid the wind mill owners for the energy supplied to the grid.

The payment of arrears for 13 months should be made at the earliest and the corporation should move over to monthly payment of bills to the wind energy generators as some of the other States were doing, he said.

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