NHPC signs initial pact with Kerala for wind energy project

State-owned NHPC today signed a preliminary agreement with Kerala for developing wind energy projects in the state.

“Memorandum of understanding for development of wind energy projects by NHPC in the state of Kerala was signed between NHPC and Government of Kerala,” NHPC said in a statement.

NHPC will develop grid interactive wind power project in Nallasingam and Kottathara sites in Pallakad district with a potential of 82 MW capacity.

The projects are expected to be completed over the next two years. Power generated from them will be provided to the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) on rates fixed by the Electricity Regulatory Commission.

NHPC is in the process of diversification with new solar and wind power projects in various states.

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SUMIT KUMAR

Executive at India Electron Exchange

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