According to reports, the Kutch wind park, being developed by the Suzlon Group, has crossed 1,000 MW (1 GW) of installed capacity making it one of the largest of its kind in India.
Suzlon currently has a total installed capacity of over 1,500 MW in Gujarat, accounting for nearly 50 per cent of the total wind power installations here and in the districts of Jamnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
Suzlon’s maiden project for this wind park was initiated in August 2005 at Changdai site in Gujarat. The wind park comprises Suzlon’s entire product portfolio — ranging from 600 kW model to the latest S9X-2.1 MW series.
The wind park includes a cluster of wind farm sites spread across Kutch district namely Nanisindholi, Suthri, Jakhau, Amaliyara, Vanku, Lathedi, Jamanvada, Sinoi and Shikarpur.
Rohit Modi, CEO-India and emerging markets, Suzlon Energy Ltd, said: “We take this opportunity to renew our commitment to Gujarat and to harness the incredible wind potential in the State.”
This wind park lights up the lives of the local community through Suzlon Foundation’s interventions.
Implemented under Suzlon’s commitment to sustainable development, the foundation has positively impacted more than 6,000 families in over 79 villages in Kutch district, through initiatives like water conservation, revitalisation of Kutch craft, employment for differently able individuals, and tree plantation as well as community organisation and education support.