26 Oct :Wind power projects aggregating 9522 MW have been installed in the country till end of last month. As compared to the achievement of about 5456 MW of wind power during the Tenth Five Year Plan, a target for capacity addition of 10,500 MW has been fixed for the Eleventh Five Year Plan. The capacities of wind turbines installed in the country ranges from 225 kw to 1650 kw. Adequate manufacturing facility exists in the country for achieving the above target.
A total of 216 potential locations have so far been identified in 13 States/UTs which could be considered suitable for installation of wind turbines. Of these, five new locations have been identified in 3 States during the last three years.