The Rs.20,000-crore Muthoot Pappachan Group, which has a minor wing doing business in alternate energy, is keen on investing in a big way in the wind energy sector in Kerala, especially over the Ramakkalmedu ridges on the Western Ghats in Idukki district, the group’s chairman and managing director Thomas John Muthoot has said.

Talking to presspersons here on Thursday, he said the group had invested more than Rs.150 crore in wind energy so far, generating 25 MW in Tamil Nadu. According to his group’s assessment, Kerala had a wind energy potential of nearly 2,000 MW. The places most ideal for wind energy stations are Ramakkalmedu in Idukki district and Kanjikode and Attappadi in Palakkad district.