Gujarat recorded wind power generation of 63.3 million units as on 4pm on May 25. Wind power constituted 20 per cent of the 320 million units consumed on the same day
Ahmedabad: Wind power generation in Gujarat has seen a noticeable increase with higher wind speeds. Maximum wind power generation in the state stood at 3,396MW on May 25, shows data compiled by the Gujarat government’s state load dispatch centre (SLDC).
“Gujarat recorded wind power generation of 63.3 million units as on 4pm on May 25. Wind power constituted 20 per cent of the 320 million units consumed on the same day,” city-based energy expert K K Bajaj said, citing SLDC data.
Private sector power plants accounted for 45.5 per cent (6,718MW) of the maximum demand catered to on Monday, state and central sector power plants contributed 12.5 per cent (1,723MW) and 18.4 per cent (2,071MW), respectively. The contribution of solar power remained at 3.9 per cent (1,024MW).
According to the western region load dispatch centre (WRLDC), a central government undertaking, total wind power generation capacity is 5,691 MW. WRLDC data pegged Gujarat’s peak wind power generation at 50.64 million units on May 24.
“With the resumption of industries at low capacity following the relaxation in lockdown, power demand in Gujarat increased to 15,000MW on May 25 from around 9,000MW on March 23,” Bajaj said.
“Demand is likely to rise to 16,000MW soon with higher temperatures,” he added.