The aim of National Institute of Wind Energy under its Wind Resource Assessment & Offshore Project is tois to locate wind rich sites in the country through field measurements for the development of wind energy utilization. The data generated thus from all parts of the country is to be consolidated for the preparation of a National wind resource atlas. Apart from this all wind resource related studies on–land and off-shore using other techniques like models and satellite information are also to be used for the exploitation of wind energy.
Dedicated 20/25/30/50/120m guyed masts with multilevel instrumentation are used for the investigation. Reliable and fully automated instruments that can give the necessary out put for the wind energy resource assessment is being used at the field stations.
Under take consultancy services on wind resources assessment, micro survey of wind resources, micro sitting and Detailed Project Report (DPR) for wind farm developments.
Wind power installable potential of the country has been estimated with reference to Indian Wind Atlas and insitu measurements. On a conservative consideration, a fraction of 2% land availability for all states except Himalayan states, Northeastern states and Andaman Nicobar Islands has been assumed for energy estimation. In Himalayan states, Northeastern states and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, it is assumed as 0.5%. However the potential would change as per the real land availability in each state. The installable wind power potential (name plate power) is calculated for each wind power density range by assuming 9 MW (average of 7D x 5D, 8D x 4D and 7D x 4D spacing, D is rotor diameter of the turbine) could be installed per square kilometer area .
|States / UTs||Installable Potential(MW) at 50 m Level|
|Andaman & Nicobar||2|
|Himachal Pradesh *||20|
|Jammu & Kashmir *||5311|
|Uttar Pradesh *||137|
* Wind potential has yet to be validated with measurements
Installable potential at 50 m level