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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
STARRED QUESTION NO. 242
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14. 03. 2011
Wind Power Potential in Karnataka
*242. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar:
Will the Minister of New and Renewable Energy be pleased to state:
a) Whether Government has assessed the wind power potential in Karnataka;
b) If so, the details and outcome thereof, and
c) The steps Government has taken or proposes to take to tap this potential substantially in the State?
THE MINISTER OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
a), b) & c): A statement is laid on the table of the house.
STATEMENT IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 242 (PRIORITY No. 2) BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR ON 14. 02. 2011 REGARDING WIND POWER POTENTIAL IN KARNATAKA.
a) b): Yes Sir. The wind potential in Karnataka has been assessed to be 11,645 MW. Under the wind resource assessment programme of the Ministry, 56 wind monitoring stations have been established in Karnataka, out of which 25 have been found to be potential sites of wind power development. So far a total of 1645 MW wind power capacity has been established in Karnataka on these sites.
c) The Government is promoting commercial wind power projects through private sector investment in wind potential States by providing fiscal incentives such as 80% accelerated depreciation, concessional import duty on certain components of wind electric generations, excise duty exemption, 10 years tax holiday on income generated from wind power projects. Technical support including wind resource assessment to identify potential sites is provided by the centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), Chennai. This apart, preferential tariff is being provided in the potential sites. Government has recently announced a Generation Based Incentive (GBI) under which Rs. 0.50/unit generated from win power projects is being provided to those projects which do not avail accelerated depreciation benefit.