Kanjikode Wind Farm Set For Commissioning
Kerala is on the path to green energy. The biggest wind farm in Kerala is Kanjikode wind farm getting ready in the Kanjikode village in association with the KINFRA integrated textile park. The capacity of this wind farm is 22MW. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) will buy the power from this wind farm according to the rate fixed by the Kerala state electricity regulatory commission. The total cost of this wind farm project is Rs. 154 Cr. KINFRA Industrial park is the first industrial park in the country to host a wind farm.
This Kanjikode wind farm is situated in the 27.5 acres of land which is leased from the KINFRA Integrated Industrial Park at Kanjikode. There are 11 Wind Turbine Generators which are capable of producing 2 MW of power. The cost of setting up each generator is around Rs. 15 cr. This will take an area of 2.5 acres per machine. So many companies found an interest in the eastern regions of Palakkad district to build wind farms to produce power. According to the study conducted by the KSEB, this region is capable of producing more than 1000 MW of energy from non-conventional methods.
After the commissioning, this wind farm will be controlled remotely by the SCADA control system from Inox headquarters in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The wind turbine generators from INOX are based on the American Super Conductor Corporation technology. They also equipped with the DFIG (double-fed induction generator) which is the best and globally accepted advanced technology for wind power generation. This will increase the power output and reduce the reactive loss. This wind farm will help the Kerala government to provide enough electricity for the people. As per the reports, Kerala only uses 45MW of wind energy. But the state has the potential of producing 1,700 to 2,000 MW electricity from the wind.
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