SJVN Ltd, a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh, has commissioned 15 wind power turbines of its 47.6-MW Khirvire wind power project in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. This is the company’s first foray into non-conventional energy sources after its success in hydropower generation
The EPC contract for the project was awarded to Chennai-based Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gamesa, Spain, in October 2012. It also includes comprehensive O&M for 10 years.
Each of the 15 wind power turbines has a capacity to generate 850kV energy. In all, the project will have a total 56 turbine units and annual energy generation of 85.65 million units of electricity. The project has been linked to a 132kV transmission line from Akole 132kV grid substation to 2×50 MVA, 33/132kV wind farm pooling station connecting a 33kV line for interconnecting the Maharashtra Grid. As per the original schedule, the project would be fully commissioned during the current year.
During the current year, SJVN Ltd has targeted to generate 6,930 million units of power (under excellent parameters) with expected revenue of `1,783 crore from hydro as well as from the 47.6-MW Khirvire wind power project.