Orient Green Power Company Limited (OGPL) has synchronised a wind farm of 18.7 Mw with the state grid of Tamil Nadu. This was done through its subsidiary Beta Wind Farms Ltd.
The wind farm is located at Gudimangalam in Tiruppur district. With this, OGPL has an operating capacity of 172 Mw of wind energy in TN. The company’s total operating capacity in India, comprising both wind and biomass, is 248.5 Mw.
The independent renewable energy-based power generation company expects to synchronise 40 Mw of additional capacity over the next few weeks. “Our capacity addition plans have gained momentum and there are significant projects in progress which will take our renewable energy capacity in TN to 342 Mw by end of this financial year,” said P Krishnakumar, managing director, OGPL.
The capacity addition will lead to enhanced availability of power especially in Tiruppur district, which comprises a large proportion of industrial and SME consumers, the company stated.