Tuticorin port to generate 100 MW of wind power as part of the green initiative

2021-01-13 12:36:23 Indian Ports News

VOC Port Tuticorin plans to install a wind farm at the port facility to generate about 100 MW of electricity. This is part of the Port’s Green Energy Initiative to meet the energy requirments of the Port

The area around the Tuticorin port generates a large per centage of wind energy for the Tamil Nadu grid. Tamil Nadu, largest generator of wind power in the country has installed capacity of over 8000 MW of wind energy

Tuticorin Port situated at the land's end has appointed the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) as a project consultant to produce a detailed project report for developing a wind farm in four months. We are also calling for Expression of interest from private firms in establishing a wind farm.

Installation of a 1 MW wind farm typically costs around Rs 600 million

The first onshore and offshore projects will be featured in the future. Installation of a 1 MW wind farm typically costs around Rs 600 million, according to port trust sources.

Solar Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of the United New Renewable Energy Ministry, has placed a rate-based bid from wind developers to launch a wind project. One of the 400/230 KV power supply points specified in the bid is Thoothukudi.

Wind monitoring research

A year ago, VOC Port Trust commissioned NIWE to conduct wind monitoring surveys in port areas. NIWE has installed a 100m grid mast with wind monitoring equipment, including interconnections between the data logger and the NIWE server in the port estate. Over the past year, we have collected wind data, processed raw data and simulated the wind potential of port areas.

The port area has sufficient wind power potential to develop wind farms

Analysis revealed that the port area has sufficient wind power potential to develop wind farms in the area. The average wind speed and wind density values ​​under investigation were 6.65 m / s and 256.86 W / m 2, respectively.

Project reports include background, project benefits, wind power overview, location and location details, wind characteristics, wind flow modeling and energy yield estimation, power systems and grid interfaces, project cost and financial analysis, and management.

As part of the Green Initiative, VOC Port Trust has installed a 500 kW solar rooftop, with a 5 MW ground-based solar power plant and another 270 kW rooftop PV plant underway, sources said.

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