August 1st, 2017 by Saurabh Mahapatra 
Originally published on CleanTechies.
The monsoon season in India brings with it very high wind speeds, especially in the southern part of country. This year it has enabled record wind power generation in at least one of the states.
Tamil Nadu reported the highest-ever wind energy generation in the country. The state experienced more than 5,000 megawatts of wind power for more than 2 hours on 11 July. The highest wind generation was recorded at 7 in the evening as 5,079 megawatts.
The high wind energy generation forced the state utility to shutdown 1,020 megawatts of thermal power capacity and operate several other power plants at half of their capacity.
With a total demand of less than 14,000 megawatts on the evening of the 11th of July, wind power fulfilled more than a third of the total demand. The total energy generated from wind energy projects that day was 84.5 million …