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Wind firm to build up India power infrastructure

Investment to build substation will help distribute 750MW of power across Indian southern state

The investment will help develop India’s electrical infrastructure
The investment will help develop India’s electrical infrastructure to distribute 750MW of power across the country

A wind giant is investing around USD 60m in developing India’s power infrastructure, according to reports. Spanish firm Gamesa, which is the third-biggest turbine supplier in India, is to invest in the country’s power transmission infrastructure in southern Tamil Nadu state.

Bloomberg reports that Ramesh Kymal, head of Gamesa’s India unit has said that the company plans to build a 400kV substation, which will help distribute 750MW of power across the state.

According to the report, 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 investment hopes to help resolve the problem.

The report says that the state is home to 42 per cent 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.

Developing electrical infrastructure for countries, such as India, around the world will be a focus in the agenda of BigSwitch Offshore Wind. The international event, which Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is sponsoring, is taking place in Glasgow on 27th and 28th June. It aims to advance technological developments across global offshore wind by encouraging the European renewable energy industry to work with key delegations from the world’s biggest emerging markets, including China and India, as well as the US.