Enercon plans wind power plants in Haryana
Enercon (India) Ltd, the global technology leader in wind
energy sector, plans to venture in Haryana. The company signed MoUs over a year
ago for installation of 140 mw wind power plants in the state.
The wind velocity n the state is low and at present the company is assessing the
suitability of various sites for wind power projects. "If at a particular
location, wind resource is found to be good, the company will start development
of a wind power project at that site," said Dipankar Das Sharma, Head - Business
Development & Operations, Madhya Pradesh, Enercon (India) Ltd. At the same time,
other factors will also be considered. Sharma is also responsible for
development of projects and their operations in Haryana region.
In another significant development, Enercon is planning to install 40 to 50 mw
wind power plants in Madhya Pradesh by March 2009. Around Rs 250 crore
investment will be there, said Sharma. In the financial year 2009-10, the
company plans to install further 60 to 80 mw wind power plants in Madhya Pradesh
at various locations.
"Depending on the circumstances, the plans and policies of the company need to
be re-framed," said Sharma. The company is monitoring wind speeds at various
locations in Madhya Pradesh, like Dewas Mansaur and Shahjanpur. The company also
plans to take up the study of wind speeds at Bhopal and its surrounding places
like Sehore and Hoshangabad.
[October 6-12, 2008]