Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) has awarded two wind-farm projects worth a total of 172 MW to Inox Wind (IWL), in a recent Indian wind energy sector development.
The projects include establishment of 54 MW and 118 MW of wind farms in Gujarat and Rajasthan, respectively.
As per the terms of contract, Inox will be responsible for the supply, erection and commissioning of 86 units of its 2 MW wind turbine generators (WTGs) in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
In addition, Inox will also provide long term operations and maintenance for both the projects.
The Gujarat project, located near Bhavnagar district, is expected to be completed by June 2015.
On the other hand, the Rajasthan project located near Jaisalmer district will be completed in two stages, by March 2016.
According to Tata officials, these projects will help to strengthen company’s commitment to add 150-200 MW capacity of renewable energy every year.
Recently, INOX Wind agreed to establish a single location integrated wind turbine manufacturing facility in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh at an investment of over Rs 300 crore.
INOX Wind is the largest wind energy developer in the state, with around 400 MW of projects in progressing or completed stage.
Earlier, TATA Power Renewable Energy was in discussion with three wind companies of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra with a target of adding 300 MW of investments annually.
Last month, Tata Power announced the commissioning of the remaining capacity of 8 MW at their 32 MW wind farm at Girijashankarwadi in Maharashtra.
With this commissioning, Tata Power’s total wind generation capacity reached 470.6 MW. The company’s total generation capacity with this commissioning now stands at 8,623 MW.
The India government is providing all support to renewable energy growth in the country with a target of achieving 65.2 GW of wind energy by 2020.
The recent visit of Barrack Obama also assured all kind of financial assistance to promote renewable energy assets in India.