According to reports, Suzlon Energy Limited has received its third consecutive order from GAIL – Asia’s number one and the world’s number two gas utility company, and one of the ‘Navaratna’ public sector undertakings of the Government of India. The order comprises 17 units of Suzlon’s S82 – 1.5 MW wind turbines, to be commissioned in Karnataka in 2012.
This is GAIL’s third wind energy project order placed with Suzlon. GAIL’s previous two projects are located in Gujarat. The first 4.5 MW project, comprising Suzlon’s S-82 1.5 MW wind turbines, was commissioned in March 2010, and the second 14.7 MW project is currently under execution. These two projects cater to fulfill GAIL’s captive power requirements. The new project, in the state of Karnataka, will sell the power generated to a local power distribution company under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) at the fixed preferential feed-in tariff.