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Gamesa to Invest Rs. 3 billion in Tamil Nadu Power Infrastructure

According to reports, Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA (GAM), Spain’s biggest wind-turbine maker, plans to invest 3 billion rupees ($60 million) in power transmission infrastructure in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, a company official said.

Gamesa, which is the third-biggest supplier of turbines in India, will build a 400-kilovolt substation that will help distribute 750 megawatts of power, Ramesh Kymal, head of its India unit, said in a March 16 interview in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu’s aging power infrastructure is suffering bottlenecks that have been crimping investment in new generation projects and forcing wind farms to shut down when the grid is unable to cope.

The state is home to 42 percent of India’s wind capacity, according to the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association. In the last financial year, 93 percent of the capacity Gamesa installed in India was in the state, according to the IWTMA.

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