As per reports by The Hindu, Reliance Power has commissioned its wind power project of 45 MW capacity in Vashpet, Maharashtra.
The project investment is Rs 300 crore and the power would be sold to Reliance Infrastructure Limited for distribution to Mumbai. Reliance Power Limited is a part of the Reliance Group, one of India’s largest business houses.
The wind project consists of 18 wind turbine generators (WTGs) and is registered as a CDM project.
Reliance power is also operating a 40 mw solar photovoltaic project in Pokharan, Rajasthan, completed in March 2012.
Reliance power is also developing a 100 MW solar thermal project at the same location which is expected to be commissioned by May 2013.
Indian Wind Energy program was initiated towards the end of the Sixth Plan, in 1983-84 and has been one of the flagship programmes of all the renewable energy sources in the country.
The government keeping in view its green commitments is considering setting up separate green corridor for streamlining power from two major renewable sources chiefly wind and solar.
Reference and further reading;
GCG’s article entitled ‘Government considering proposal to setup separate grid for renewable sources’
GCG’s article entitled ‘Wind energy in India’