Wind farms may get in­ter­est rate re­bate for up­grad­ing tur­bines

Power Watch India - - DESPATCHES NATIONAL -

The MNRE, in or­der to op­ti­mally utilise wind en­ergy sites, through the In­dian Re­new­able En­ergy De­vel­op­ment Agency (IREDA) pro­poses to of­fer an in­ter­est rate re­bate for projects set up be­fore 2000 to re­place ex­ist­ing wind tur­bines with new ones. “Most wind-tur­bines in­stalled up to 2000 are of ca­pac­ity be­low 500 kW and are at sites hav­ing high wind en­ergy po­ten­tial. It is es­ti­mated that over 3,000 MW ca­pac­ity in­stal­la­tions are from wind tur­bines of 500 kW or be­low. To op­ti­mally use the wind en­ergy re­sources re­pow­er­ing is re­quired,” the draft pol­icy for Re­pow­er­ing of Wind Power Projects stated.

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