The drive of renewable energy in Tamilnadu: Status, barriers and future prospect

<p><strong>Points to be Reckoned with :</strong></p><ul><li>Tamil Nadu has 32% of India's installed renewable capacity.</li><li>Tamil Nadu has 682.8 GW of untapped grid-connected renewable potential.</li><li>Tamil Nadu tops the country by having 7597.65 MW of wind energy.</li><li>Presently, wind energy is not properly evacuated due to unplanned capacity addition in a short span.</li><li>Tamil Nadu's power generation with respect to conventional and renewable is analysed for a day and it is noted that certain renewable plants are under-utilized.</li></ul><p><strong>The Essence of the Article:</strong></p><p>This article provides a comprehensive review of Tamil Nadu's achievement in extracting renewable energy. It discusses the initiatives and policies framed to exploit renewable natural resources. It also analyses the various barriers to exploiting renewable energy and the future prospects of Tamil Nadu. The core findings are: Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India is immensely blessed with renewable energy sources mainly wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. As a result of proper planning and immense investment, Tamil Nadu has the highest installed capacity of grid-connected renewable power in India and has a share of 35% of India's installed capacity of wind energy. Presently, the capacity addition is not up to the mark. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu leads the country in polluting the environment by emitting greener house gas. Also, there is an alarm in the depletion of the conventional energy resources of Tamil Nadu. It should not be satisfied with new promotional policies or projects but also, the progress of renewable energy utilization and installation must be monitored. To ensure continuous growth in the renewable sector, more public awareness and the Research and Development sector should be encouraged in Tamil Nadu.?<br><br><strong>SOURCE:</strong> Website- Science Direct?<br>Extract from the Article by ?<br>Jeslin Drusila Nesamalar , P.Venkatesh and Charles Raja of ?<br>Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering,?Madurai.</p>