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5 Wind Monitoring Stations to come up in UP

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Lucknow, Apr 18 (UNI) To explore and encourage generation of power from wind energy, five Wind Monitoring Stations are being set up in Uttar Pradesh.

The places identified for the purpose include Ganga Basin, Sone river valley, Vindhya mountainous terrain, Agra and areas in the Yamuna-Chambal region. These areas normally experience velocity winds.

Non-Conventional Energy Development Agency (NEDA), Director Sanjay Bhoosreddy said here today, the centre had already approved its blueprint.

The central and UP governments would provide Rs 30 lakh and Rs 7.5 lakh for the project respectively.

The Stations -- to be set up at a height of 50 metres -- would monitor wind speed and density for the next two years.

''The collected data would be analysed and if found conducive for power generation, wind turbines would be set up at the respective place,'' he informed.

Centre for Wind Energy Technology, Chennai under Non-Conventional Energy Sources department of the centre has been assigned the task of establishing the Stations.

In the first phase of the project, two Stations -- one each in Lalitpur and Mirzapur districts under Bundelkhand and Vindhya region respectively -- have already been set up.

''After analysis of the data collected so far, there are possibilities of power generation from wind energy at one of the two places,'' Mr Bhoosreddy said.

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