National Institution for Transforming India-NITI Aayog
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Accessed On: 10 January, 2019
For estimating wind potential at 100m hub height, suitable land features have been grouped into 3 ranks (Rank I: Wasteland, Rank II: Cultivable Land and Rank III: Forest Land) and weightage of 80% to Rank I, 30% to Rank II and 5% to Rank III has been assumed. Total Wind potential is addition of potential estimated for the three ranks.1) Rank I – NRSC Level-II Classification Values: 12, 13, 15, 19
2) Rank II – NRSC Level-II Classification Values: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 18
3) Rank III – NRSC Level-II Classification Values: 7, 8, 9
(NRSC- National Remote Sensing Centre)
Wind power potential at 100 hub height is not available for the following 15 states/ UTs- Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Diu Daman, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Hence, potential at 80 m hub height for these states.Wind potential is yet to be validated with actual measurements. Estimation is based on meso scale modelling (Indian Wind Atlas).
As actual land assessment is not done on a conservative consideration 2 % land availability for all states except Himalayan & North eastern states, Andaman Nicobar Islands and Poor windy states has been assumed. In other area 0.5% land availability has been assumed.Hydroelectric potential does not include potential for pumped storage schemes.