Kudankulam’s windmills produce more than nuclear plant


Oct 1 – McClatchy-Tribune Regional News – Prasad Nichenametla Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Not far from the agitation against the nuclear power plant, thousands of windmills around Kudankulam are calmly rotating to produce power — drawing from nature.

The combined capacity of wind turbines on the 120km stretch from Kanyakumari to Tuticorin — where the anti-nuclear plant protests are centred — is much more than — some estimates say nearly double — the 2,000MW capacity of the two reactors being commissioned at Kudankulam.

The corridor with its ideal geography between sea and hills and winds from advancing and receding monsoons is the hub of wind energy form the country’s highest concentration of windmills.

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