News Brief | September 2014
Wind power plunges to nil in Kovai
Wind power production has plunged to near nil in the Coimbatore region as the industrial hub stares at yet another power crisis. The 5,300 windmills in Udumalpet produced just 2 MW of power, according to officials of Tangedco. "There was almost no wind power generation because of heavy rains in Udumalpet," said D Manoharan, Tangedco's chief engineer of the Coimbatore circle. However, there is no load-shedding or unscheduled power cuts in Coimbatore region, he insisted. Wind power has been saving Tamil Nadu from a potential crisis.