CLP India selects Suzlon wind turbines

CLP India has given the Suzlon Group a notice to proceed (NTP) for a 100.8 MW wind power project, which will use 48 units of Suzlon’s S97-2.1 MW wind turbines featuring doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology.

When completed, the project will increase CLP India’s wind power portfolio to approximately 1000 MW.

CLP India managing director Rajiv Mishra notes, “India is the fifth largest country in terms of total installed capacity of wind power, with large reserves of untapped potential that spells out a great opportunity for this sector to grow exponentially. We have always firmly believed that accelerated development of the Indian power sector requires investments across all sources of renewable and conventional energy, which is critical to achieving a certain degree of energy security over a period of time. Wind portfolio has been a key area of thrust for us over the past four to five years, with a sustained growth of about 200 to 300 MW every year and we are committed to growing it over the next few years as well.”

Mahesh Makhija, CLP India’s director of renewables business development, explains, “With close to 1000 equity MW, Wind Power now forms almost one-third of our entire portfolio in India. It is indeed a strong reflection of our commitment to reducing carbon emissions to the extent we can and to growing our business responsibly. This partnership with Suzlon will make an important contribution towards meeting our commitment to growing our Renewables portfolio.”

Suzlon Group chairman Tulsi Tanti adds: “This contract is another milestone for our business in India. Through our comprehensive capabilities across wind energy value chain and end-to-end solutions, we will assist CLP India in further expanding their wind energy footprint in India. We appreciate the trust they have in our technology and look forward to a long-term collaboration.”