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 with three prominent passes having high wind potential, due to the tunneling effect during south West Monsoon.

Sl.No

Name of the Pass/Districts

Annual average Wind Speed (Km/hour)

1     

Palghat Pass, Coimbatore, Erode

18-22

2

Shencottah Pass, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin

18-22

3

Aralvoimozhi Pass, Kanyakumari

19-25

4 Kambam Pass , Dindigul district 19-25

Kambam Pass in Dindigul District has been identified as wind potential area in the recent past.

General details on Wind Power generation
http://www.mnre.gov.in/prog-wind.htm

  1. Demonstration Programme on Generation Based Incentives for Grid Interactive Wind Power Projects.
    http://www.mnre.gov.in/adm-approvals/wpp-gbi-gcwp.pdf
  2. Guidelines for Wind Measurement by Private Sector and subsequent development.
    http://www.mnre.gov.in/adm-approvals/wra-guidelines.pdf
  3.  
    1. General information on Small wind energy and Hybrid Systems
      http://www.mnre.gov.in/adm-approvals/wind-hybrid-system.htm
    2. Modified scheme for the programme on “Small Wind Energy and Hybrid Systems(SWES)” during 2010-11 and 2011- 12– reg.
      http://www.mnre.gov.in/adm-approvals/wind-hybrid-system.pdf