HAVERI: Wind mills which brought about a revolution in the hillocks of Gadag and Chitradurga districts are now slowly coming to Byadagi taluk in Haveri district which will soon contribute to the state's power generation grid.
Realising the demerits of thermal power stations, the government, of late, has started giving more importance to establishing wind mills as these units are eco-friendly. A New Delhi-based company, Sujalana, has come forward to establish the units.
Project engineer Patil told TOI that a power accumulation grid would come up near Biadarakatti of Lakamajikoppa village. The first ever wind power unit will generate 22 mega watt power in Haveri district. The project is being taken up at a cost of Rs 150 crore. The power generated by wind energy at the village would be sold to the state government at a reasonable rate (Rs3.4 per unit), sources said.