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Top 10 Highest Wind Energy Producing State In India

Recent years have seen a tremendous growth in India’s wind generating capacity. The wind energy capacity in the United States was 40.788 GW on July 1, 2022, making it the world’s fourth-largest wind power capacity. The majority of the country’s wind energy capacity is concentrated in the Southern, Western, and Northern Western areas.

India’s wind power prices are falling at a fast pace. At auctions for the wind project in December 2017, the levelized tariff for wind electricity fell to a low record of 2.43 (3.0 US) per kWh without any indirectly or directly subsidies.

Although the levelized cost will rise to 2.77 (3.5 US cents) per kWh in the month of March 2021, it will still be lower than the current tariff. For tariff-related wind power auctions, the Union Government issued appropriate rules in December 2017 to offer greater transparency and minimize risk to the developers.

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List of Highest Wind Energy Producing States in India

1. Tamil Nadu

In 2021, the wind power capacity in Tamil Nadu will account for around 24percent of India’s total. When the government of state Tamil Nadu understood how important and necessary renewable energy was, it established a distinct agency, as a registered organization, named the Tamil Nadu Power Development Agency (TEDA).

Wind power generation in Tamil Nadu is indeed a national leader. The biggest wind farm in India, Muppandal has a capacity of 1500 MW. Total wind capacity in the state of Tamil Nadu is around 7633 MW. During the FY 2014–15, the energy production is 9.521 Gigawatts, and a capacity utilization factor of around 15%.

2. Gujarat

In India’s wind power generating rankings, Gujarat ranks second. As of the end of 2018, the state’s total wind power generating capacity was 6,044 MW; by the end of 2019, this had risen to 7,855 MW.

In 2018, Gujarat’s total installed power production capacity was 31,382MW, with the wind industry accounting for 19.25 percent of that total.

According to official sources, Gujarat’s coastline has 36,000 MW of the offshore wind power waiting to be discovered.

It’s been a few years since the Gujarat government’s emphasis on renewable energy led to a significant increase in wind power capacity. Wind power generating capacity in the province has expanded tenfold in the previous six years, according to government figures.

Gujarat has a capacity of 16 percent of the country’s total. Wind power has been installed at Bhuj, Gujarat, by ONGC Ltd. At the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Summit, renewable energy projects of Rs 1 lakh crore were signed as memorandums of understanding.

3. Maharashtra

In India, Maharashtra is also a largest state in terms of wind power installations, behind Tamil Nadu. As of March 31, 2016, there are 4655.25 MW of installed wind power capacity. State nodal body “Maharashtra energy Development Authority” has registered 50 developers for wind power projects as of now.

Maharashtra is home to all the main wind turbine manufacturers, including Leitner Shriram, Regen, Gamesa, Vestas, Suzlon, ReNew Power.

Maharashtra, a western state, has India’s third-largest wind power capacity. Maharashtra’s annual wind power output peaked in 2018 at 4,789 MW, but it dropped to 4781 MW at the end of the following year. At the end of 2018, it had a total installed capacity of 43,779 MW, with wind making about 11% of that total.

4. Rajasthan

Wind power has been steadily generating in Rajasthan over the last three years. The state’s annual wind power generating capacity was estimated at 4,300MW by the end of 2018. The same year, the contribution of the wind industry in Rajasthan to the state’s total installed power generating capacity of around 21,833 MW was assessed at 20%.

However, yearly wind power generation fell to 4,292 MW by the ending of 2019.

The Jaisalmer Wind Park in Rajasthan is India’s second-largest onshore wind farm. These wind farms, which are located in the Jaisalmer area, were created in 2001 by Suzlon Energy. It was in April of that year that it first reached its present wind power producing capacity.

5. Madhya Pradesh

An additional 15 MW wind farm project in the Nagda Hills nearby Dewas has been approved by the government of Madhya Pradesh after consulting with CECL Bhopal. On March 31st, 2008, all 25 WEGs were successfully commissioned and operational.

6. Kerala

Kerala has a wind power capacity of 55 MW. In 1997, the Kanjikode Wind Farm in Palakkad district became Kerala’s first wind farm.

We have identified 16 locations for wind farms via private developers that the government is working with.

7. Odisha

The wind energy potential of Odisha, a coastal state, is greater. The current capacity of the facility is 2.0 MW. Odisha has a 1700 MW wind energy potential. It’s a priority for the state of Odisha’s government to increase wind power production.

However, it has not made as much progress as other states since Odisha is a energy surplus state with a large coal deposit and several current and prospective thermal power plants.

8. West Bengal

Fraserganj, Distt-South 24 Paraganas, in West Bengal has a total installed capacity of 2.10 MW as of December 2009. Utility Powertech Limited completed the project on a turnkey basis for the West Bengal Energy Development Agency and the West Bengal Government (UPL).

9. Karnataka

Karnataka, another state in the south, is no slouch when it is about producing wind power.

There were 4,584 MW of wind power capacity in Karnataka by the end of 2018. Statewide electricity generating capacity peaked at 27,199MW in 2012, with wind power accounting for 17% of the amount.

Karnataka’s wind power production reached 4779MW at the end of 2019.

10. Ladakh

Ladakh’s Kargil district and this Ladakh union territory both have significant wind energy potential that has yet to be fully realised. [20] Wind Winter in Ladakh means faster speeds, which is a perfect complement to the hydropower generated by the snow melt.

Renewable energy resources like wind, solar, and hydro power can provide the high heating energy needs of the Himalayan area because of its location at a higher altitude. However, the union territory has yet to sign up for grid-connected wind power systems.


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