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NEDCAP plans to set up
The Non Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) plants to set up a 4MW wind energy generation plant at a cost of Rs. 16 crore on Kapulappada Hill in the district. The place has been identified as suitable for exploitation of wind potential as the wind speed there at any given time is said to be up to 6 metres per second whereas the minimum wind potential required to set up a power plant should be 5 metres per second.
The experts of NEDCAP found the location suitable due to its high altitude and flat surface on top of the Kapulappada Hill. The 50 metre tall wind monitoring station operating at Panchadarlakonda village in Atchutapuram mandal has been collecting wind data since August last year and as per the information available, the data indicated a positive and good picture for setting up a wind energy generation plant.
The Central Government is prepared to give a loan of Rs.4 crore per megawatt to the power plant. NEDCAP is likely to have an assistance of Rs. 16 crore. The NEDCAP district manager MVK Raju said that 35 acres land on Kapulappada Hills had been alienated to NEDCAP in January last year. However, land possession has not been taken as the process has not yet been cleared.
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