‘Wind potential under-exploited’
Recent studies have shown that the wind energy potential in India and States such as Tamil Nadu have been underestimated.
With appropriate policies wind energy can be brought to the mainstream to supplement conventional power, according to G.M. Pillai, Director-General, World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE).
Addressing media persons at a curtain raiser on Wind Power India 2012, a three-day exhibition and seminar to start on November 28, he said over the last couple of years assessments of wind energy potential in India have averaged over three lakh MW against the prevailing 45,000 MW.
The World Institute’s study in Tamil Nadu indicated that just on wasteland alone over 35,000 MW of wind power generation could be established against 6,000 MW in place.