Indian government owned oil exploration company Oil India has commissioned two wind power projects with total capacity of 54 MW.
The company has launched a 16-megawatt wind farm at Patan in Gujarat and a 38-megawatt project at Chandgarh in Madhya Pradesh.
The wind parks built using turbines manufactured by the Chennai-based unit of Spanish company Gamesa took Oil India an investment of about $70 million.
With the latest additions, Oil India’s installed renewable energy — wind and solar photovoltaic projects — capacity has risen to 126.6 MW.
A day before Oil India also commissioned a 20-MW gas-based power plant at its field headquarters in Duliajan, Assam.
The project was launched last July and employs state-of-the-art gas turbine generator manufactured by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.
This captive power plant is to phase out two older generators of Westinghouse that generate 14.45 MW each commissioned in 1977.
Power from the generator is meant to mee the needs of the industrial loads of the company such as gas compressor stations, oil collecting stations, water injection stations, LPG plant, crude oil pump stations and water supply.
Dharmendra Pradhan, the minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, commissioned the turbine.
Oil India has claimed that the project is a milestone in its progress toward the goal of becoming a sustainability driven integrated energy company.
Ajith Kumar S