GE Renewable Energy has announced a major milestone in development and deployment of new wind energy solutions in India.
In a press release, GE Renewable Energy stated that it completed erection of 30 units of 1.7-103 wind energy turbines at Aspari I wind energy park in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The total capacity of 51 MW is part of the planned 200 MW wind energy park being developed by Mytrah Energy, one of the leading independent power producers in India’s renewable energy sector.
GE Renewable Energy will erect an additional 17 units of 1.7-103 turbines are the wind energy park. The company shall also install 52 units of 2.3-116 turbine.
The wind energy park will also be enabled with GE’s new Energy Forecasting application, part of its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem. The forecasting system will likely help Mytrah Energy more easily predict power generation from wind turbine units. This would not only help the company meet is obligation to forecast power generation, as per the new energy forecast regulations issued by the government, but also to increase revenue generation.
India’s national wind energy target is part of a broader pledge to achieve 40 percent non-fossil fuel generation capacity by 2030. The Aspari project will also support the state government’s commitment to add 9 GW of additional renewable power capacity across Andhra Pradesh over the next five years.