Kerala appoints National Thermal Power Corporation to develop 200MW wind farm

Indian state of Kerala has appointed public sector electric company National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for the development of a 200MW wind farm.

Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani outlined in his budget speech that the development of wind farms to exploit the wind energy potential in the state.

A study conducted by a private agency reveals that the state has wind energy potential of at least 2,000MW, of which 1,500MW wind power can be generated at Walayar and nearby areas.

The finance minister has also proposed the setting up of solar energy panels at reservoirs and floating rafts to tap into the state’s solar energy potential.

Additionally, Mani has also outlined plans to unveil a 22MW capacity wind farm at Kanjikkode, reported The Hindu.

The move from the government comes at the times when its adjacent state has completely leveraged its wind energy potential.