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SJVN forays into wind power

Company's upcoming 47.6 MW project in Maharashtra will have 56 turbine units of 850 KW each

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Buoyed by its success in hydro-power development, power major is venturing into generation by setting up a 47.6 MW project.

Peforming the bhoomi poojan for the project here, SJVN Chairman and Managing Director R P Singh said the company's upcoming 47.6 MW project will have 56 turbine units of 850 KW each and spread in an area of 51.3 hectare, a company release said here today.

The project will have an annual energy generation of 85.65 MU at a Feed in Tariff of Rs 5.67 per kWh, he said adding that the project would also have a 132 kV Transmission Line from Akole 132 kV Grid Sub Station to 2 x 50 MVA, 33/132 kV Wind Farm Pooling Station connecting 33 kV Line for Inter connecting the Grid.

A contract for setting up the wind power project at village Khirvire/Kombhalane, Ahmednagar in Maharashtra for a total capacity of 47.6 MW was awarded to Gamesa Wind Turbine Pvt Ltd, Chennai in October, 2012.

The project has a completion schedule of eight months, excluding a period of two months for stabilisation, he said.

As per the execution schedule, the project will be commissioned during May/June, 2013, while grid stabilisation will be completed by August, 2013, he added.

SJVN owns and operates India's largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh, while its 412 MW Rampur Hydro Electric Project was scheduled to be commissioned in 2013, the release added.

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