NALCO – Commissioning of 2nd Wind Power Project Starts

As part of its diversification plans, the National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), a Navratna PSU, has been foraying into other metals and energy sectors.

The company has set up its 2nd Wind Power Plant at Ludarva in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan with a capacity of 47.6 MW. A part of the project has been commissioned successfully and power production has commenced from 18 Wind Rurbines.

The Rs. 283 crore Wind Power Project is being executed through M/s Gamesa Wind Turbines Private Ltd., which involves erection of 56 Wind Turbines, each of 850 KW rating.

This is the second green initiative of NALCO towards promoting sustainable development by harnessing the unconventional and renewable energy sources, which would credit the company with incentives from the Government. The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2013.

Earlier, the company commissioned its first Wind Power Plant of 50.4 MW capacity at a cost of Rs.274 crore at Gandikota in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, on 30th December, 2012. Besides, the company is also planning to set up the third wind power plant in its own mined out area of Panchpatmali Bauxite deposit in Koraput.