Ramesh Kymal, the chairman and managing director of Gamesa India has been appointed newly as the vice chairman of CII, Tamil Nadu State Council for the year 2015-16.
Earlier Kymal has served in several senior posts across CII organizations managing responsible tasks, carrying the firm towards the achievable targets.
Right now, he is the chairman of Energy and Sustainability Sub-Committee, CII Southern Region and also the chairman of Renewable Energy Council of CII Godrej Green Business Center.
He has also governed as the chairman of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) from 2011-2014.
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Under his guidance, India has been transformed into a global leader in Renewable Energy by enabling creation of attractive policies at both state and central level and designing advanced financing mechanisms.
Kymal is optimistic about the future of wind power generation in India and believes that a National Wind Mission will be able to address all the constraints which in turn will enhance the power sector growth in India
In an interview with live mint in 2013, Kymal pointed out about the huge potential in the Himalayan region for wind power production. According to him, the difficult terrain makes it almost impossible to transport equipment and install a power transmission network.
However, according to him, there is no local demand for electricity to sustain such an attempt and with large transmission infrastructure being built to bring power from hydro power stations in the North-East to North India and people are exploring the possibility of setting up wind power stations in the Himalayan region by using smaller equipment.
Kymal is a Mechanical Engineer with specialization in operational research and statistical quality control, with over 25 years of experience in the renewable energy industry.