Wind Energy

The wind installed capacity of the state is 7134 MW  as on 30.09.2012. This is 40% of the country’s total wind installed capacity. Tamil Nadu is endowed...

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Bio Energy

Biomass has always been an important energy source for the country considering the benefits it offers.  It is renewable, widely available, carbon-neutral and has ...

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Solar Energy

Solar radiation sustains all forms of life on earth. According to estimates, sun radiates about 1.74 x 1017 W of power per hour to earth. The main features o...

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There is an ever increasing demand for energy in spite of the rising prices of oil & other fossil fuel / depletion of fossil fuels.  Energy demand, in particular electricity production has resulted in creation of fossil fuel based power plants that let out substantial green house gas / carbon emission into the atmosphere causing climate change and global warming.

The Government of Tamil Nadu is committed to mitigate the climate change effects by bringing out policies conducive to promote renewable energy generation in the State. The Government intends to make renewable energy a people’s movement just like rain water harvesting.

The state is blessed with various forms of renewable energy sources viz., Wind, Solar, Biomass, Biogas, Small Hydro, etc. Municipal and Industrial wastes could also be useful sources of energy while ensuring safe disposal.

Renewable Energy (RE) sources provide a viable option for on/off grid electrification & wide industrial applications.

Establishment of TEDA

The Government of Tamil Nadu realized the importance and need for renewable energy, and set up a separate Agency, as registered society, called the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) as early as 1985,as per G.O.Ms.No.163, P. & D. (EC) Department, dated 29.11.1984 with the following specific objectives:-

  1. To promote the use of new and renewable sources of energy (NRSE) and to implement projects therefore.
  2. To promote energy conservation activities. 
  3. To encourage research and development on renewable sources of energy.

Renewable Energy Installations 

Achievements of TEDA  as on 31.7.2014

Renewable Energy
Programme/ Systems

Cumulative achievement
up to 31.7.2014

Wind Power            


Bagasse Cogeneration


Biomass Power


Solar Power (SPV)





Power Sector at a Glance 

India (30.06.2014) Tamilnadu (30.06.2014)
Thermal   1,72,286.09 MW Thermal 10411 MW
Hydro      40,730.09 MW Hydro   2182 MW
Renewable  (12%)      31,692.14 MW Renewable   8075 MW
Nuclear        4,780.00 MW Nuclear     524 MW
TOTAL  2,49,488.31 MW TOTAL 21192 MW


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