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.