General Electric Company, through its GE Renewable Energy business, today announced that it has completed construction of the first of a three-phase wind project in southeast India, namely 30 units of GE’s 1.7-103 technology. Mytrah Energy Limited’s Aspari I, the first 51 MW of a planned 200 MW project, is now erected and ready for commissioning. The full scope of the project, located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, is expected to consist of 52 units of GE’s new 2.3-116 technology, plus 47 units of its 1.7-103 machine. The site will also utilize GE’s new Energy Forecasting application, part of its Digital Wind Farm ecosystem.
Ravi Kailas, Founder & Chairman of Mytrah Energy Ltd., said, “Our collaboration with GE is helping us drive higher production and more value by incorporating the latest digital technologies into our wind operations.” Projects like the Aspari wind farm will be important contributors toward helping India reach its national goal of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022,” he added.
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.
Anne McEntee, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business said, “GE is proud to support the expansion of wind power in India. The Aspari project is a good example of the added value that comes from combining multiple hardware and software technologies to better match specific conditions across a large site. That’s the power of the Digital Wind Farm.”
Source: General Electric (GE)
Date: Sep 28, 2016