Orient Green Power Company Limited (OGPL), a leading independent renewable energy-based power generation company in India today reported that it has, through its subsidiary Beta Wind Farms Ltd., synchronised a Wind Farm of 18.7 MW capacity with the state grid of Tamil Nadu. This Wind Farm is located at Gudimangalam in the Tiruppur District of Tamil Nadu. With the addition of this Wind Farm, OGPL has an operating capacity of 172 MW of Wind Energy in Tamil Nadu making it one of the leading Wind IPPs in the State. OGPL’s total operating capacity in India comprising both Wind and Biomass Power is 248.5 MW.
The synchronising of this Wind Farm follows the 10MW Biomass Plant commissioned last week near Pollachi in Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu. The Company also has a strong portfolio of projects in progress and expects to synchronise 40 MW of additional wind turbines capacity over the next few weeks.
The steady increase in capacity will see the company consolidate its position as the leading independent renewable energy-based power generation company in India. This is a significant contribution by the Company in ensuring a sustainable non-conventional energy source helping the power needs of the country as well as in providing employment opportunities in rural India, making it an inclusive player in the Industry.
Mr. P Krishnakumar, Managing Director – Orient Green Power Company Limited, said, "We are very pleased to announce synchronising of two projects in the space of a few days. Our capacity addition plans have gained momentum and there are a significant projects in progress which will take our renewable energy capacity in Tamilnadu to 342 MW by end of this financial year..
We are equally delighted to extend our support to the Tamil Nadu Government to curb the power shortage problem that the State is currently facing. This capacity addition will lead to enhanced availability of power especially in the Tiruppur district, which comprises a large proportion of industrial and SME consumers."
OGPL (NSE: GREENPOWER, BSE: 533263) is a leading Indian independent renewable energy-based power generation company focused on developing, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of renewable energy power plants. The Company is the largest independent operator and developer of renewable energy power plants in India based on aggregate installed capacity according to the CRISIL Report of March 2010 commissioned by OGPL. Currently the portfolio includes biomass, biogas, wind energy and small hydroelectric projects at various stages of development.