Tamil Nadu to supply industries with wind power

August 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday announced a state government scheme to utilise 100 MW wind power generated at nights for supplying to industrial units.

Making a statement in the state assembly, Jayalalithaa said the government has an action plan to utilise the power generated by the windmills between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. owing to strong winds during August and September.

She said the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) would supply the power to those industrial units evincing interest in the scheme, which starts Monday.

According to Jayalalithaa, the state has an installed capacity of wind power to the tune of 6,007 MW but power generation is not even throughout the year.

She said wind power generation will be best during August and September, and will be high at nights when the demand for power will be low.

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