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Greenko Commissions 50 MW Andhra Pradesh Wind Farm

According to reports, Greenko Group, the renewable energy company, on Thursday commissioned a 50-mw wind farm in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh.

The wind farm was built with an outlay of euro 43 million using Gamesa’s G97 turbines and has a capacity to deliver better performance in an average year. With this, the company’s total installing power generating portfolio has  increased to 476 MW.

Greenko said, the phase-3 of the farm comprising an additional 50 mw was under construction and was likely to be ready for operation during monsoons in July.

According to the company, this is an increase of over 54 per cent in power generation capacity since April 2013.

The newly commissioned wind farm’s phase-2 is the fifth wind farm Greenko has commissioned during the current financial year and takes the total wind generation capacity of the company to 233 MW.

“The company’s strategy of building large wind farms in a phased manner, using the latest low speed turbine technology connected to the high voltage transmission grid, is expected to deliver predictable and profitable growth,” said Anil Chalamalsetty, CEO, Greenko.

The company expects to more than double the power generation capacity in the current financial year to 600 MW. “We are firmly on track to meet our 2015 target of 1,000 MW,” he said.

The city-based power producer listed on the London Stock Exchange, said it was building its portfolio of renewable energy assets, both by setting up its own plants besides making a series of acquisitions in the hydel generation sector.

Meanwhile, according to Greenko, the phase-2 of Anantapur wind farm was completed ahead of schedule and is likely to be ramped up to full power capacity within weeks.

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