Tamil Nadu – ‘all set for sale of 10,000 MW of wind energy‘
- Date : 09/16/2016 04:43 pm
- @Author :Admin RE-PORT
The state of Tamil Nadu looks upto Indian government’s intervention for increase of the Inter-State Transmission capacity as the state hasn’t yet been included under the renewable power purchase obligation – that was introduced by the Central Electricity Act, which allows a state to sell the harvested renewable energy to other Indian states.
A letter was written to PM Narendra Modi by the CM of state, J Jayalalithaa, informing that the state is all ready to sell upto 10,000 MW of wind energy to other states that require it - but the transmission capacity in the grid wasn’t adequate enough to meet the renewable power purchase obligation. The CM said that “While dedicated infrastructure would take some time to be created, in the mean time, the Power Grid Corporation be directed to allocate the dedicated transmission capacity to transfer the surplus wind energy - which is available in Tamil Nadu, to other states till September”.
CM Jayalalithaa also requested PM Modi as a suggestion to instruct the Union Ministry of Power to speed-up its work on the ‘inter-state green energy corridor’.
The state is already selling about 60 MW of wind energy to Goa and Odisha each month alternately at Rs.4.4 per unit.