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Govt does not propose wind projects in Lakshadweep

On account of non-availability of state policies to promote wind power development, transportation problems and gusty nature of winds, as per information available with ministry, there is no proposal for installation of wind power projects in Lakshadweep.

This information was given by Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah in the Rajya Sabha recently.

Meanwhile, the minister informed that the present wind power installed capacity in the country is 19,051 mw whereas the nuclear power installed capacity is 4,780 mw.

According to the information available in Central Electricity Agency’s website, nuclear power projects have generated 13.72 billion units of electricity during April-August, 2012, whereas wind power projects have generated 18.91 billion units of electricity during the corresponding period.

A total of 7,162 mw wind power projects have been installed in Tamil Nadu which is around 40.8 percent of total installed power capacity in Tamil Nadu of 17,540 mw.

Depending upon functionality of different types of power plants, the wind energy contribution in terms of generation during peak windy season in Tamil Nadu is around 30 percent.

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