SHILLONG, April 11: There are seemingly no takers for implementing the pilot project on harnessing wind energy in Meghalaya as three tenders floated by the state government have had no response whatsoever.
The project was sanctioned by the government during 2011-12 for an amount of Rs 700 lakhs to be implemented by the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), State Power Minister, James Sangma told the Assembly while replying to a query raised Independent MLA SK Sunn during the question hour here on Wednesday.
James said that the project was proposed to be set up at Umshong village in Jaintia Hills.
He said that wind mapping is being undertaken by the Meghalaya New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (MNREDA) with the support of the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chennai to assess the wind potential at different locations of the state by installing wind monitoring stations at 50 metres height.
According to him, 50 sites have been selected during 2016-17.