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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1795
ANSWERED ON AUGUST 26, 2013
Wind Potential in Karnataka
1795. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state;
(a) whether Karnataka is one of the wind potential State of the nation for the generation of wind energy;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) what action Government has taken or proposes to take to tap the wind potential of the State in a big way to produce wind energy?
THE MINISTER OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
(DR. FAROOQ ABDULLAH)
(a): Yes, Sir.
(b): Karnataka has a wind power potential of 13600 MW out of total 1, 02,000 MW in the country at 80 m hub height.
(c): The Government is promoting wind power projects through private sector investment by providing fiscal and promotional incentives such as concessional import duty on certain components of wind electric generators, excise duty exemption to manufacturers. 10 years tax holiday on income generated from wind power projects is also available. Loans for installing windmills are available from Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and other Financial Institutions. Technical support including wind resource assessment is provided by the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), Chennai. This apart, preferential tariff is being provided in certain potential states.