Wind Energy

The wind installed capacity of the state is 7349 MW  as on 31.07.2014. This is 36% of the country’s total wind installed capacity.

Tamil Nadu is endowed with three prominent passes having high wind potential, due to the tunneling effect during south West Monsoon.

Sl.No Name of the Pass/Districts Annual average Wind Speed (Km/hour)
1 Palghat Pass, Coimbatore, Erode 18-22
2 Shencottah Pass, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin 18-22
3 Aralvoimozhi Pass, Kanyakumari 19-25
4 Kambam Pass , Dindigul district 19-25

Kambam Pass in Dindigul District has been identified as wind potential area in the recent past.

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