CLP India Private Ltd, a fully owned auxiliary company of CLP Holdings an investing and operating company in energy sector, has announced the commencement of 39.6 MW wind power project at Harapanhalli in Devanagere, Karnataka, India. The company has got into an agreement with Vestas Wind Technology India Pvt. Ltd for the supply of ready to assemble wind turbines.
The new wind project will incorporate 24 Vestas V82 1.65 MW wind turbines and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2011. The wind farm is projected to meet the criteria of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), under Kyoto Protocol to assist the financial feasibility of the project. Mr Rajiv Mishra, CLP India’s Managing Director, said that the Harapanahalli wind project reiterates CLP’s commitment to be a foremost developer of clean energy in India. He added that his company has already commissioned 302 MW of the totally planned 485.6 MW wind power from 5 wind farms located all over India. He concluded that his company has already invested over Rs.9,700 crores in power projects and is planning to add around 200 MW of wind power installations every year.
The company is the biggest overseas investor in wind power production of India. and the other 183 MW wind turbine installations are in various stages of development in states such as Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Gujarat. The company in addition to its renewable energy development is also constructing a 1,320 MW coal based power project in Jhajjar, Haryana and a 655 MW gas power plant in Paguthan Village near Bharuch in Gujarat State.