Malaysia Keen On India’s Wind Power Technology

Visiting Malaysian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili said India has a world standard advanced wind energy development programme which Malaysia could tap into.

"It’s a new field for us and we are exploring this field. I see the technology coming out from India is as good as anywhere in the world.

"We are going to tap this technology and link up with C-WET," he told Bernama. Dr Maximus is leading a delegation to India and Bangladesh to seek possible technical tie-ups with local institutions in the renewable energy, communications and telecommunication technology fields.

C-Wet, under India’s New and Renewable Energy Ministry, is a major centre for wind energy development to enable India achieve self-reliance in the power sector.

Currently, India is ranked world’s fifth largest wind energy producer, with nearly 13,000 megawatts installed capacity and generates about 1.6 per cent of the nation’s power capacity.

On Saturday, the Malaysian delegation visited Villgro Innovations Foundation, an innovative technology provider at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Madras Research Park.

They also visited the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, another prominent centre that promotes sustainable agriculture and rural development.