Greentech Lead India: Bhoruka Power
Corporation’s new wind farm at Yelisurur in the southern state of
Karnataka, India, powered by 17 GE 1.5-77 wind turbines, is commissioned and in
The project has a capacity of 25.5 megawatts of
sustainable, clean energy and supports the Karnataka government’s renewable
The Bhoruka project, located 70 kilometers from Hubli, is
the launch site in India for GE’s 1.5-77 turbines. The units installed at
Yelisurur have been generating electricity consistently since their
commissioning, outpacing the projected power output. In addition to supplying
the wind turbines, GE operates and maintains the wind farm.
“GE is a logical partner for us as we develop wind farms across India,” said S.
Chandrasekhar, managing director of Bhoruka Power. “Their global execution and
technology expertise, combined with their strong India team, were key factors
when selecting them for this project.”
Assembled at GE’s multi-modal manufacturing facility in Pune, the wind
turbines for the Yelisurur project are engineered to deliver favorable
results in India’s low wind speed regimes. GE is setting up the Pune facility
to develop localized products and solutions suited to Indian customers across
GE’s various businesses throughout the country.
The wind farm commissioning was completed in August 2012 with GE achieving its
installation and commissioning target ahead of schedule. The project
commissioning was announced today at a joint GE-Bhoruka event in Bangalore.
“India is an important region for GE’s renewable energy business,” said Hari
Menon, general manager of India for GE’s renewable energy business. “We are
making significant investment in India specific to clean energy technology as
we help enable developers to harness energy from local low wind regimes and
generate electricity for India’s growing energy demand.”