Envision Energy has successfully commissioned two wind energy plants in the state of Gujarat with a combined generation capacity of 232.5 MW.
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Envision Energy has announced that it has successfully commissioned two wind energy plants in the state of Gujarat with a combined generation capacity of 232.5 MW.
The contracts involved a 197.5 MW wind power project for Actis-backed Sprng Energy and a 35 MW project for ReNew Power which WAS awarded under tranche 1 of Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam’s (GUVNL) wind auctions. The projects were built on a turnkey basis using state-of-the-art 2.5-MW turbines with 131 m rotor diameter and 120 m hub height, the company said in a statement.
“It is the first time that a Chinese wind turbine company has built a large scale wind power project in India,” Envision Energy India deputy MD Milind Kulkarni said. He further said the nacelles and hubs for the turbines were assembled at its facility in Pune, where it has already invested USD 25 million (about Rs 175 crore).
“Soon we will commence manufacturing of steel tubular towers and rotor blades in the country, achieving complete indigenisation of major components,” Kulkarni added.
The firm has also announced that it soon plans to introduce 3 MW class turbines with rotor diameters larger than 140 m and hub heights up to 140 m, suiting the Indian wind and site conditions.
In December 2019, it was reported that India’s installed wind energy capacity has surpassed the 31 GW mark with nearly 37090 MW of capacity installed in the country as of October 31, 2019.
The information was provided by RK Singh, Union Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, and Power, in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. The minister revealed that the cumulative installed capacity of wind power (as on 31.10.2019) in the country is 37,090.03 MW. Further adding that, so far, bids for 15,100 MW of wind power projects have been issued, out of which projects of 12,162.50 MW capacity have been awarded.
It was also revealed that Tamil Nadu with 9231.77 MW of installed wind capacity is well ahead of the rest of the states and second positioned Gujarat has 7203.77 MW of wind generation capacity.