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This paper aims to inform the tariff setting process for wind resource in Karnataka, so that investments in wind infrastructure can be incentivized taking into consideration resource variations. This work presents a range of levelized tariffs for the on-shore wind potential of the state. The range is a result of the variation in capacity utilization factors estimated for various classes of Wind Power Density (WPD) in the state, for waste and scrub forest land categories, at 80 m and 100 m hub heights. Also, capacity which may be installed for the range of tariffs, subject to land availability, is presented.

(*Deepthi Swamy, Meera Sudhakar, and Mohd. Saquib are the authors of this paper.)

Resource Variations and Resultant Tariffs for On-shore Wind potential in Karnataka