This order represents a portion of the winning bid from the SECI auctions.
New Delhi: On Thursday, Suzlon Group said that it has secured a fresh order to create a 300 megawatt (MW) wind power project for Apraava Energy.
Suzlon will deliver the wind turbines and oversee the project, including commissioning, as per the terms of the deal, according to the official press release. In the state of Karnataka, Suzlon is set to deploy 100 wind turbine generators (WTGs) with a rated capacity of 3 MW each, each with a Hybrid Lattice Tubular (HLT) tower at customer's location.
JP Chalasani, Chief Executive Officer, Suzlon Group, said, "Each repeat customer is a validation of our technology and service prowess. I am grateful that Apraava Energy has reaffirmed their faith in us and chosen us again for this crucial project in Karnataka. While the project itself is part of the SECI (tranche XIV) auction, the electricity generated from this project will be used to support Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL) to increase the reach of renewable energy in the country. Every Suzlon turbine is manufactured in the country through a thriving domestic value chain ecosystem, which is a testament to our contribution to the vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat."
The proven Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology, which effectively integrates wind turbines into the utility network to satisfy grid needs, is a feature of Suzlon turbines. The ongoing goals of Suzlon's research and development are to reduce energy costs, maximize the power extracted from low wind areas, and improve turbine performance.
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Managing Director, Apraava Energy said, "We are committed to contributing to India's energy transition goals and are on an exciting growth journey to expand our green footprint across the country. Apraava is pleased to partner with Suzlon to build our newly secured wind project in Karnataka, in line with the highest operational standards. We look forward to a continued partnership with Suzlon, benefitting from their expertise, rich experience, and best-in-class indigenous solutions."
About Apraava Energy
Apraava Energy, a joint-stock company owned by the CLP Group and CDPQ, is a climate-conscious energy solutions provider. It has a portfolio of 3,150 MW of installed capacity, including wind and solar projects, a coal-fired power plant, and two power transmission assets. In 2023, it forayed into Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) after installing smart meters in Assam and Gujarat states.
About The Suzlon Group
The Suzlon Group, headquartered in Pune, India, is a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, with approximately 20.3 GW of wind energy capacity installed across 17 countries. The Group, which includes Suzlon Energy Limited and subsidiaries, has a diverse workforce of over 6,000 employees and is India's No. 1 wind energy service company. With over 14.3 GW of wind energy assets, the Group has approximately 6 GW of installed capacity outside India. Suzlon's 3 MW Series wind turbine technology platform is the latest addition to its comprehensive product portfolio.