Wind power generated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
This project involves the installation of 22 wind turbine generators in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The project generates 19.8 MW of energy. Part of the electricity generated (8MW) is used for captive power generation, and the remainder (11.8MW) is sold to the grid. In the absence of the project, the equivalent amount of power would have been produced by the Southern regional grid, which is predominantly fossil-fuel based.
Environmental BenefitsReduced greenhouse gas emissions. Reduced combustion of fossil fuels for electricity supply. Reduced local pollution related to burning coal for electricity.
Economic and Community BenefitsDirect employment to local people employed and trained to install, operate and maintain machinery. Reduces the energy deficit in the region. Farmers and landowners permitted to cultivate land where the turbines are installed, resulting in additional income for the community.
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