Wind turbine capacity rises to 1650 KW; XI plan targets 10,500 MW

India  generates 9,522 MW, based on its current wind power turbine capapcity till the end of last month. According to the ministry of renewable energy the current state-wise wind power installation capacity, is:

India's traget for capacity expansion in the Eleventh  5-year Plan is 10,500 MW or double the the 5,456 MW achieved in the last 5-year Plan. 

Annexure-I
Statwise wind power installation capacity (in MW)
Sl. No.
State Capacity (as on 30.09.2008)
1. Andhra Pradesh 122.50
2. Gujarat 1414.70
3. Karnataka 1164.10
4. Kerala 18.00
5. Madhya Pradesh 187.70
6. Maharashtra 1823.90
7. Rajasthan 671.00
8. Tamil Nadu 4115.80
9. West Bengal 1.10
10. Orissa 3.20
  Total 9521.80

The capacities of the wind turbines installed in the country so far range from 225 kw to 1650 kw.

A total of 216 potential locations have so far been identified in 13 states / union territories, as being suitable for installation of wind turbines. Of these, five new locations have been identified in three states during the last three years the ministry said in a statement.

Annexure-II
Locations regarding requirement of wind mills
Sl. No.
State Potential sites identified No. of sites identified during last three years
(2005-2008)
1. Tamil Nadu 41 -
2. Kerala 17 1
3. Karnataka 26 1
4. Andhra Pradesh 32 -
5. Maharashtra 31 3
6. Madhya Pradesh 7 -
7. Gujarat 38 -
8. Rajasthan 7
-
9. Uttarakhand 1 -
10. Orissa 6 -
11 West Benagal 1 -
12 A/N islands 1 -
13 Lakshadweep 8 -
  Total 216 5