India is all set to build one of the world’s largest wind energy plants in Tamil Nadu, according to sources. The gigantic wind energy plant is expected to produce 5 gigawatts (GW) of electricity and will be built with a combination of both offshore and onshore wind turbines.
The project, which is expected to be commissioned in 2025, will be developed by a consortium of companies, including the state-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), and the public sector National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC).
Tamil Nadu has always been at the forefront of renewable energy in India and is home to some of the country’s largest wind farms. The state has been able to harness its coastal location and strong wind speeds to generate a significant amount of renewable energy.
Once completed, the project is expected to meet the energy needs of the state, which has a total installed power capacity of around 30 GW. It will also help in reducing the state’s dependence on thermal power and contribute towards achieving India’s target of having 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022.
The project is also expected to create job opportunities and boost the local economy. The construction of the wind energy plant will require a significant workforce, and the operation and maintenance of the turbines will create additional employment opportunities.
Commenting on the project, Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin, said, “The development of this wind energy plant is a significant step towards achieving our goal of becoming a carbon-neutral state. The project will also help in creating job opportunities and promoting sustainable development.”
India has been rapidly increasing its renewable energy capacity in recent years and has set an ambitious target of achieving 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. The development of the gigantic wind energy plant in Tamil Nadu is expected to be a significant step towards achieving this target and promoting clean energy in the country.