Chennai: Independent power producer, Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) and renewable energy solutions provider, Suzlon Group have announced the completion of the first SECI one wind power project in India.
The wind power project was dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for power and renewable energy, Raj Kumar Singh at the second Global RE-INVEST summit.
Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of SEIL, won the project in the first round of wind bids conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on behalf of the Government of India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in April last year.
Sembcorp’s 250 MW project is the first wind power project, under the first reverse wind auctions in India, with the entire capacity completed ahead of the SECI timelines, a release stated. Suzlon is the engineering, procurement and construction partner for the project.
The wind project located at Chandragiri in Tamilnadu consists of 119 units of Suzlon’s 2.1 MW S111-120m wind turbine generators (WTGs). Under long term power purchase agreement (PPA) between Sembcorp and Power Trading Corporation (PTC), the power generated from the project will be supplied to the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
MD, Sembcorp Energy India Ltd, Vipul Tuli, said, “The successful completion of the Chandragiri wind power project is an important milestone in Sembcorp’s journey towards providing energy to support India’s continued development and prosperity. It is a moment of pride for Sembcorp Energy India Limited and our EPC partner Suzlon, as we were able to deliver the entire project ahead of the SECI timelines. This project adds to Sembcorp’s growing renewable energy portfolio worldwide, and strengthens our collective track record in clean energy.”