40percent of wind power capacity under cloud
Leading wind power producers are facing problems over payments and demand that affect close to 11,000 MW, or 40 per cent of the wind power generating capacity in the country. Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Maharashtra are yet to clear payments to wind power producers. These states, alongwith Madhya Pradesh (MP), have also asked power producers to curtail generation by 50 per cent or more.
Wind power producers operating in these states include Suzlon, Enercon, Gamesa, ReNew Power, Hero Future Energies, Orange Wind Energy, NuPower Renewable, NSL Renewable and Inox Energy. Industry experts believe that lack of inter-state transmission capacity is hurting generation plans, as the consumer cannot make most of the surplus wind power available during summer.
Contact: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy