Government mulls policy to promote wind energy projects


In Order to propel the Wind Energy Potential in India, Union government will soon unveil a policy to give incentives including an interest discount of 0.25 % for increasing capacity of Wind mills of up to 1MW.

Objective of the policy is to promote optimum utilisation of wind energy resources by creating facilitative framework for repowering, as per the draft. It said most of the wind-turbines installed up to the year 2000 are of capacity below 500 kW and are at sites having high wind energy potential. It is estimated that over 3000 MW capacity installation is from wind turbines of 500 kW or below.

Extra info:
  • The repowering projects would be implemented through the respective State Nodal Agency/Organisation involved in promotion of wind energy in the state.
  • Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity.

So lets do:

  • Who is the New and Renewable Energy minister?


Source – The Hindu

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