Tamil Nadu should set up a state-level wind energy forecasting mechanism and wind energy integration facility to avoid ‘evacuation loss’ of power produced in wind mills, a top official of Indian Wind Power Association said today.
The evacuation loss has been a major hurdle in meeting the gap between power requirement and availability. This loss in 2012 was 11.37 billion units and three billion in 2013, K Kasthurirangan, chairman of Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA), said addressing the Coimbatore Energy Summit, organised by FICCI here.
In April—September this year, the evacuation loss was 1.6 billion units, he said.
Such huge loss could have been avoided if WEIF was implemented in the power transmission mechanism, he said.
Kasturirangan said that in the last six months alone, the Tamil Nadu State Electricity Board has incurred a loss of Rs. 2,000 crore due to evacuation issues, of which loss from wind energy was Rs. 1,000 crore.