CLP India signs Wind Power Project in Rajasthan

CLP India, one of the largest foreign private players in the Indian Power Sector, announced that it has signed a 102.4 MW wind power project called “Bhakrani” in Rajasthan. The wind farm will be using Enercon’s 800 kW Gearless E53 turbine designed for medium to low wind speed sites. This technology is already used by CLP India in its earlier projects constructed by Enercon. The project is expected to be fully commissioned by December 2012. This project marks CLP India’s third wind power project in the state and ninth wind project in India.
Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India said, “India has a rich and largely unexploited base of renewable energy resources including wind. Capitalising on this will not only help achieve our capacity addition targets but will also reduce the level of carbon footprint that has dire effects on our environment. The country’s GDP growth potential requires investments across all sources of renewable & conventional energy that will help achieve an energy efficient and sustainable economy. By developing wind power, we can reduce our dependence on oil and natural gas, creating energy portfolios that are less vulnerable to price rises and fuel availability”.
Mahesh Makhija, Director – Renewables Business Development, CLP India said, “Only four months into 2012 and this is the second wind farm project that we have singed in Rajasthan. The coupled capacity of the projects is over 200 MW. If we continue growing at this rate we should achieve a generation capacity of around 2000MW over the next five years”.

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