GE Renewable Energy has received an order from JSW Energy, one of India’s leading power companies, to supply 810 MW of onshore wind turbines for their upcoming wind farms in Tamil Nadu, India. The turbines will produce enough green energy to meet the annual electricity requirements of more than 2.1 million households in the country.
JSW Energy is currently implementing 2 GW of wind farms in India and has chosen GE to supply the wind turbines for 810 MW of these projects while JSW will use its construction expertise to develop the wind farms. GE will also develop bespoke solutions and trainings to enable JSW teams gain operation and maintenance expertise to operate the wind turbines in the long-term. The supply of the turbines will start by the second quarter of 2022 and be completed by the first quarter of 2023.
JSW Energy selected GE’s 2.7 MW model assembled at GE Renewable Energy’s multi-modal site in Pune. Blades will be provided by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, from its Indian factory in Halol, Gujrat. This turbine was designed primarily at GE’s Technology Centre in Bangalore and is ideally suited for Tamil Nadu’s wind speed regime.
Prashant Jain, Joint Managing Director and CEO of JSW Energy, said: “We are proud to partner with GE, a high-tech industrial company, to contribute to India’s renewable energy goals. Our company has set a target to reach 20 GW of power generation capacity by 2030, by when the share of green and renewable energy projects will increase to 85% of the total portfolio. The under-construction project is our first large scale wind power project. We look forward to working with GE to achieve our energy transition and growth targets.”
JSW Energy, based in Maharashtra, is one of the leading Private sector power producers in India and part of the USD 13 billion JSW Group which has significant presence in sectors such as steel, energy, infrastructure, cement, sports among others.
(Source: GE Renewable Energy)