Shri. Saravanan Manickam
Deputy General Manager
Gamesa wind Turbines pvt ltd.
Saravanan Manickam is the Deputy General Manager at Gamesa, Chennai Centre since Sept 2010. Before this he worked with Caterpillar, Framatome (Areva), Tafe Limited, Sastra University & Wellwin Industries Limited. He did B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Bharathidasan University in 1996 and M.E. in Manufacturing Technology from NIT Tiruchirappalli in 2000.
The development of wind power in India began in the 1990s. Now Wind power accounts for 8.5% of India’s total installed power capacity, and it generates 1.6% of the country’s power. The states of India had a cumulative installed capacity of 21,264 MW. Tamil Nadu alone is generating around 35% of India’s total power generation from the Wind.
Converting this wind power into electrical power also incurs losses of up to 10% in the drive train and the generator and another 10% in the inverter and cabling. Furthermore, when the wind speed exceeds the rated wind speed, control systems limit the energy conversion in order to protect the electric generator so that ultimately, the wind turbine will convert only about 30% to 35% of the available wind energy into electrical energy. It has huge resource so people are trying to generate more power from Wind. Because of very limited land for wind turbines now peoples are thinking about OFFSHORE wind turbine. Angle of attack and the power coefficient are different control methods and strategies. Pitch, Yaw, and Rotational Speed Control were the main control methods used to optimize or limit the power extracted from the wind. Wind turbine control is essential for optimal performance, safe operation, and structural stability.
State government of Tamil Nadu also have many policies related to Wind Energy like Single window System, wheeling and Banking Mechanism, Open access / Third party sale / REC trading, Accelerated Depreciation benefits, ED exemption, Concessional customs duty, Generation Based Incentive (GBI) (to promote foreign investments), Land to be identified by the project developer.