ReNew Power Commissions a One-of-its-kind Wind Project in Rajasthan

ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd., one of India's largest clean energy companies, is pleased to announce that it has successfully pioneered the commercial installation and commissioning of India's tallest wind tower the S97 series by Suzlon. The S97 stands at 120 m, offering 33% increase in hub height, when compared with the conventional tower design. Moreover, it is also a revolutionary on-shore installation of lattice/tubular combination towers (hybrid towers) of 120 m height. The hybrid towers are manufactured by Suzlon, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturer. It has been commercially erected, for the first time, anywhere in the world. It is a part of a 100.80 MW wind farm in Rajasthan, which is being commissioned progressively with 12.6 MW currently commissioned. Once fully operational, the farm will meet the electricity requirement of approx. 175,000 households in the area and will help offset more than 162,253 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

With the installation of Suzlon's innovative S97 120 m hybrid tower, the gain in wind speed is 4-5% relatively higher in comparison to the conventional 90 m hub height. According to industry research, this is expected to increase the annual generation by 12- 15%.

Commenting on this ground-breaking installation, Sumant Sinha, Chairman and CEO, ReNew Power, said, "As a leading energy company, ReNew Power is at the forefront of adopting the most innovative and technologically advanced equipment and systems available in the market today, while at the same time partnering with and encouraging OEM's to explore new technologies and solutions. Industry estimates reveal that in India, approximately 400 million people do not have access to electricity. To meet the growing energy demands of the already highly strained energy infrastructure, the country requires a sustainable energy module. We are excited to be a first with this breakthrough installation in wind energy in the state of Rajasthan."

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group, said, "Suzlon's R&D efforts are focused on developing high yield products that effectively bring down the cost of energy (COE) and improve customers return on investments. Our endeavour to provide sustainable and affordable energy solutions have resulted in the path-breaking S97-120 m (2.1MW) turbine with hybrid tower, which is designed to harness more energy from low wind sites. ReNew Power has always valued technology innovation and has been at the forefront of embracing and encouraging new technologies. We are delighted to partner with ReNew to enhance India's clean energy output and contribute towards powering a greener tomorrow."

This is ReNew Power's fifth project in Rajasthan and the company already has more than 100 MW of installed and commissioned wind energy in the state.

Source: ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
Date: Sep 21, 2015