A SET-UP which will test and certify wind
turbines is likely to come up at Kayathar
in Chidambaranar district, Tamil Nadu.
The first of its kind in the country, it will
also standardize the functioning of
windmills. The Danish International
Development Agency will help the ministry of no n- conventional energy
sources and the Tamil Nadu Energy
Agency (TEDA) to establish the station.
It will be set up on a 2 ha government wind farm. The station is the out-
corne of a proposal by TEDA to set up a
Wind Energy Centre (WEC) in Madras.
The installed capacity in the wind energy sector today is around 200 mw, and
measures are afoot to increase it to 1,000
mw during the 8th plan period.