Study points to huge offshore wind bonanza

  • By Hindu
  • | Friday | 27th October, 2017

However, the report said that should larger volumes of offshore wind be planned, further strategic grid development studies would be necessary to identify possible transmission bottlenecks to wider integration of offshore wind. More power: The study focussed on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for identification of potential offshore wind energy zones. These study results indicate that the onshore grid infrastructure shall be adequate to evacuate offshore wind power most of the time,” according to the report. The study was conducted on behalf of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) consortium. In Tamil Nadu, 500 MW of offshore wind capacity is considered possible near Manapad, Punnakayal, and Thoothukudi, as per the report.

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More power: The study focussed on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for identification of potential offshore wind energy zones.

| Photo Credit: File PHoto A study conducted by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) has revealed that 500 MW of offshore wind power can be evacuated in Tamil Nadu by 2021-22 with minimal grid upgradation. The study was conducted on behalf of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) consortium.

The consortium is led by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

The other consortium partners include the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), DNV GL, the Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL) and the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE).


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