ReNew Power Installs India’s First 3x Platform Wind Turbine Generators In Karnataka

Highlights :

  • Installs 3x platform Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) at Gadag, Karnataka
  • Wind Projects part of its RTC (Round the clock) project win.
ReNew Power Installs India’s First 3x Platform Wind Turbine Generators In Karnataka ReNew Power to set up new manufacturing facilities in Gujarat & Rajasthan

ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy company by operational capacity, has announced the installations of India’s first ever 3x platform Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) in Gadag, Karnataka. The WTGs have a nameplate capacity of 3.3-3.465 MW and are 128-140m in height. They offer significantly improved capacity over models installed in India to date, which typically have a nameplate capacity of 2-3 MW.

The largest onshore wind turbines globally have breached the 5X barrier, with Iberdrola recently installing those in Spain. Readers will be aware that offshore wind turbines offer still higher capacity, with the largest at 15X from Vestas.
The new WTGs will be a part of the country’s first ‘Round The Clock’ renewable energy project, combining wind, solar and a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). This project will produce enough energy to power over 1 million households in India annually.

In a national first for an Indian business, other than an OEM, the installations have been completely executed in-house wind EPC team – including land procurement, the construction of foundations, crane management for the WTG installations and transmission build-out. ReNew completed the on-site installations of the WTGs in 5 days each.

Renew Power, Founded by Sumant Sinha
Sumant Sinha, Chairman & CEO, ReNew Power, said: “As an organization we are always pushing for the implementation and wide usage of renewable energy resources in India. We want a carbon emission-free India whose growth story is powered by clean energy. Renewable energy can enable Indian companies to expand in a manner that is pollution free. At ReNew, our aim is to further expand our wind power capacity to serve as many people as we can, as soon as we can. This installation brings us one step closer to our goal of boosting India’s economic growth by accelerating the clean energy transition.”

Led by a specialised Wind Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) team, ReNew Power has now installed more than 400MW of WTGs at various sites in Karnataka and Gujarat. These installations, combined with the new WTGs, will enable ReNew to meet its overall portfolio of 13.4 GW. Additionally, 1500 MW of wind power projects are under construction in parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat, planned in FY23. Further installations of 3x Platform Wind Turbine Generators are also planned for other sites.

The larger capacity turbines also indicate the vast potential in repowering older wind turbines in the country, for which a policy has finally been announced too

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