Windmills play a big role in easing power situation in Tamil Nadu

Since May 25, windmills have contributed 31 to 34 per cent of the total power consumed in the State every day.

Tamil Nadu has nearly 7,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity and peak generation from these windmills has remained above 3,200 MW for the last 12 days.

According to data available on the website of the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation, on May 25, of the total 227.296 million units of energy consumed in the State, 75.002 million units were contributed by wind energy. On June 6, of the 231.425 million units of energy consumed, 75.497 million units were generated from wind energy.

According to K. Kasthoorirangaian, chairman of the Indian Wind Power Association, the windy season is expected to last till the first week of October and the peak wind season is July-August. Thus, generation of wind energy is expected to be higher in the coming days… Read more

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