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Welspun Energy commissions 20MW wind project in India

India’s independent renewable energy developer commissions 10-turbine wind farm in Rajasthan

A wind power farm in India
The Indian plant is another example of wind power's growth in the state of Rajasthan

India's independent renewable energy developer commissions 10-turbine wind farm in Rajasthan

Indian independent renewable energy developer Welspun Energy has commissioned a 20MW wind project in Rajasthan.

The company has signed a Power Purchase Agreement with the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation for the project, which took three months to build.. The wind farm uses ten wind turbines and generates an average annual net production of 43.1GWh. It will annually decrease CO2 emissions by 39,946 tonnes.

Rajasthan has "tremendous" renewable energy potential, said Welspun. The Indian company has commissioning over 80MW of clean energy projects in the state. Welspun is also developing twin 100MW wind projects in Rajasthan and Karnataka.

The developments follow the company announcing its aim to raise up to USD200m towards wind power projects across India in June last year.

Vineet Mittal, co-founder and managing director of Welspun Energy, said, of the latest project: "We are committed to 'electricity for everyone' and this need gap can sustainably be closed by increasing investment in renewable energy projects. Welspun Energy is committed to securing the energy future of the country. We are working towards developing additional 1.4GW capacity projects across the nation with wind projects playing a major role in them. Our commitment coupled with increasing reliability and performance of wind turbines is helping us contribute to nation's energy security agenda."