Suzlon Energy Limited, an India-based wind turbine supplier, has announced its third consecutive order from GAIL, a natural gas company. 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.
According to the company, 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.
Speaking on the order, Mr Tulsi R. Tanti, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group, said: “As one of India’s premier players in the energy sector, GAIL has always exhibited exemplary commitment and support towards the cause of renewable energy sources and its role in environmental sustainability. We are delighted at the trust and faith GAIL has in Suzlon’s technological and service delivery capabilities. We also look forward to a long-term mutually beneficial association with GAIL.”