Ltd has announced the successful commissioning its first wind energy farm in Udayathoor
in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. This initiative is part of ACC''s efforts
to adopt clean and green technologies to reduce dependence on conventional fossil
fuel-based energy sources.
wind power plant comprises six modern wind turbines of capacity 1.5 MW each made
by Suzlon Energy Ltd. The project was executed in a record time of three months
from start to finish. The wind farm is located near Kanyakumari, a region that
experiences winds of enough speed to support wind energy installations.
power generated here will be wheeled to the company''s Madukkarai cement plant
in Coimbatore through a suitable arrangement with the state grid. Excess power
not utilised by Madukkarai plant will be offered to the grid.
Banerjee, Managing Director, said, "The state of Tamil Nadu has been proactive
in promoting and adopting renewable sources of energy. Our Madukkarai cement plant
has already been contributing to conserving mineral resources by using low-grade
limestone and fly ash. I am pleased to dedicate the Udayathoor wind farm to honour
this nature-friendly spirit of the people and the government of Tamil Nadu. The
Udayathoor wind project is a small but significant milestone in ACC''s journey
towards sustainable development."
generated from wind power is eco-friendly green energy; it is renewable; it is
non-polluting, relatively noise-free and leads to no direct emissions. Wind energy
projects are eligible for the clean development mechanism (CDM) benefits under
certain specific conditions.
(Also see: What
is the Clean Development Mechanism?)