Large scale electricity generation using wind energy (Some possibilities in India)

Tewari, SK and Narasimhaiah, - and Samaraj, AC (1981) Large scale electricity generation using wind energy (Some possibilities in India). Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    All over the world, electricity has turned out to be the most preferred form of energy. Even in rural India, wherever electricity has been provided, its acceptance has been quite good. Supply of electricity in rural areas draws the power generated at centralised plants based on coal , hydro and13; nuclear which is chanellised through a common network and distributed over a vast region. Although, there are a variety of technical and other problems associated with x2022;quot;. large power generation, transmission and distribution systems, the benefits from such systems are considerably high meriting further,expansion and growth. There has been however, a recurring problem of monsoon failure in catchment areas of hydroelectric power stations. Almost 40% of installed generation capacity in the country is based on hydro power and some States such as Kamataka are totally dependent on hydro power. It normally takes a minimum13; of five years for executing a large thermal power project and even longer for hydro projects. Wind electric generators in power ratings of the order of 100 kW can be deployed much faster once a decision is made to support their development and utilisation. It is the proposal of this paper to suggest some possibilities in this direction.13; Although, applications like waterpumping, crushing and grinding of agricultural produce are traditional examples of wind energy utilisation, generation of electricity from winds has come to stay of its own more firmly during the present century. Small battery chargers and wind electric generators (WEGs) of a few kilowatt capacity have been in the market of industrialised countries for several decades. Principal users of these devices generally are individuals and organisations located in remote areas. There is some scope for the use of similar devices in India as well, but this mode of wind energy utilisation is not discussed further in this paper.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Electricity;Wind energy;Centralised plants;Transmission;Hydro power;Waterpumping,
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    Division/Department: Wind Energy Programme, Wind Energy Programme, Wind Energy Programme
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2007
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:54
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3818

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