Mytrah Energy commissions India’s tallest met mast

Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt Ltd (MEIPL) has commissioned the country’s tallest and Asia Pacific’s second tallest met mast at Maniyachi in Tamil Nadu. A met mast is used to measure wind velocity for energy generation.

The 150-meter met mast will help Mytrah perform accurate resource assessment campaigns that reduce uncertainty by capturing data at these heights. Wind turbine tower heights have experienced a steady increase in the last 20 years, especially in low wind sites and in obstacle-rich environments. Taller towers generate electricity at a lower cost per kilowatt-hour as wind speed and consistency increase with altitude. The met mast has six wind speed monitoring levels, three wind direction monitoring levels, two temperature monitoring levels and one pressure sensor level at varying heights.

Mytrah has a portfolio of 2,000 MW of operational and under development renewable power projects across 9 Indian states including Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.