TN emerges top in renewable energy production

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Chennai, Apr 3 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Government has emerged a top state in producing power from the renewable energy sources of wind and biomass among others and feeding to the grid supplementing the conventional power.

Replying to the demand for grants for his department, state Electricity Minister Arcot N Veeraswamy said between 2002-2007, it had increased from 1,000 MW to 3834 MW, which was 27 per cent of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board's (TNEB) grid capacity, much higher than the target of ten per cent set by the Centre to be achieved by 2010.

He said the percentage at the all India level was at present only eight per cent.

The addition made during the year 2007-2008 was 281 MW , he added.

He said in the present day context, every one was most concerned about global warming and climte change, it was commendable that the state of Tamil Nadu had achieved such a high percentage of renewable share in the grid power on a par with other developed countries.

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