Just last week, addressing shareholders at the annual general meeting, Mr Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Power, said R Power was building the largest wind power project in Maharashtra (200 MW) with an outlay of Rs 1,400 crore.
According to reports, Anil Ambani-led Reliance Power (R-Power) has decided to double its capacity at the Vashpet wind power project in the Sangli district of Maharashtra from 200 MW to 400 MW at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore. The capacity augmentation will be carried out in phases.
A company official said, “We are making an investment of Rs 1,500 crore at to develop a 200 MW wind power project at Vashpet, in Sangli district of Maharashtra. In the next phase, we will scale it up by an additional 200 MW, thereby taking the cumulative capacity at the same location to 400 MW for Rs 3,000 crore. This project will be developed under a special purpose vehicle of R-Power.”
The Vashpet project will be the largest wind power project as well as the highest rated capacity wind turbine in India, comprising 80 wind electric generators (WEGs) with rated capacity of 2.5 MW each. The wind turbines will be based on German technology providers Fuhrlander.