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CLP India signs a 100.8MW Wind Power Project with Suzlon

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CLP India, one of the largest foreign private players in the Indian Power Sector, and Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), world’s fifth leading and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, has announced the signing of a contract for over 100MW of wind power project, which is expected to be commissioned by January 2013. The project comprises 48 units of Suzlon’s latest S97-2.1 MW wind turbine featuring DFIG technology. The project is expected to generate more than 0.2 million CERs every year upon registration under the Clean Development Mechanism.

The deal valued over Rs. 600 Cr reaffirms and strengthens CLP Group’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of the business by minimizing reliance on conventional coal fired generation to the extent possible and increasing the share of non-carbon emitting sources in their portfolio to 30% by 2020, of which 20% will be from renewable energy sources. With this new wind project, CLP India’s wind power portfolio has grown from 638.8MW to more than 740MW, reinforcing its leadership position as the largest wind energy developer in India. This portfolio is spread across five states in India – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Mr. Rajiv Mishra, Managing Director, CLP India said, “Accelerated development of the Indian power sector is central to realizing the country’s GDP growth potential and requires investments across all sources of renewable & conventional energy that will help achieve an energy efficient and sustainable economy. Renewable energy sources will play a vital role in building an adequate and responsible power infrastructure over the next few years. Wind has been a key area of thrust for us over the past 4-5 years and we are committed to growing this part of our portfolio in India by 200 to 300 MW every year. This deal reiterates our intent and efforts in this direction.”

Mr. Mahesh Makhija, Director – Renewables Business Development, CLP India said, “In line with the Group’s Climate Vision 2050, CLP India is committed to reducing carbon emissions to match the agreed global level so that the effects of catastrophic climate change can be minimized. This deal is an important step towards fulfilling CLP India’s commitment to growing its Renewables portfolio. We trust Suzlon’s proven expertise, capabilities and the latest S9X turbine technology to deliver expected life cycle value contribution to this project.”

Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said; “This order from CLP India reflects the trust instilled in Suzlon and our latest S9X turbines by a globally renowned utility IPP. We have proven end-to-end capabilities in India, including low cost manufacturing set-up, as well as a strong pipeline of projects in all windy states and the proven expertise of setting-up and operating over 6,800 MW of wind energy assets. Our dedicated IPP solutions team is experienced and equipped to meet the specific requirement of the IPP segment customers and have been successfully executing many large contracts. Suzlon is happy to partner with a globally experienced utility IPP like CLP India and looks forward to nurturing a long term relationship”.
Wind Power | News published on 31 / 01 / 2012 by Bharat Vasandani

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