A lot of wind

Published: Saturday 04 July 2015

-- 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.

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