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Gamesa Commissions Record Wind Power Capacity

It is learnt that Gamesa, the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer has grabbed a new record in India by commissioning 2,050 MW wind power capacity during 2016–17; becoming the first ever company to report such figures in a single year.

Gamesa is now a part of the wind business segment of the German industrial conglomerate Siemens.

Senvion announces the launch of new WTG models

Senvion, the German Wind Turbine manufacturer, has announced the launch of four new WTG models, targeting the requirements of the Indian market.  According to the company sources, the 2.3-2.4 MW Wind Turbines are specifically designed to perform in high temperatures reaching up to 50 degree C.  The latest wind turbines come with a modular design, and with four rotor diameters and hub heights in the range 110-124 metres and 90-120 metres, respectively.

 

GE acquires LM Wind Power

General Electric (GE) has acquired LM Wind Power, the Danish wind turbine blades supplier, from private equity firm Doughty Hanson for $1.65bn, to enhance its wind turbine blade design and manufacturing capacity.  The regulators in the European Union, the United States, China and Brazil have released clearances for the acquisition.

Suzlon Commissions 100.80 MW WPP in India

Suzlon, the leading Indian Wind Turbine manufacturer, has successfully commissioned a 100.80 MW Wind Power Project at Gandikota in Andhra Pradesh and Jath in the state of Maharashtra, for supplying renewable energy to the National Aluminium Co. Ltd.

 

The project will supply clean energy to over 54,000 homes, in addition to a reduction of around 0.2 million tones of carbon emissions, annually; claims a report.

Vestas introduces two new WTG models

To augment its 2MW platform, Danish Wind Energy giant Vestas has recently introduced two new Wind Turbine models with larger 116 m and 120 m rotors.

WEG to start Wind Turbine production in India

The Brazilian electrical equipment manufacturer WEG SA has announced that it will soon set up necessary facilities for the production of commercial scale Wind Turbines in India.  Company sources said that WEG intends to start production of 2.1 MW Wind Turbines for the Indian market, to service 250 MW of WTG demand annually, by upgrading its existing electric motors and generator factory near Bangalore in Tamil Nadu.

Updates on Renewable Energy Certificates.

The REC trading at Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) comparison is of March-17 and April-17 given hereunder for analysis. The price of REC has now changed to Rs.1000.

Sl.No Item Trading in IEX

(Mar-17)

Trading in PXIL

(Mar-17)

Trading in IEX

(Apr-17)

Trading in PXIL

(Apr-17)

I Buy Bid 5,72,357 3,16,346 364,820 173551
ii Sell Bid 93,70586 32,67,336 7,995,985 3946496
iii Total Volume Traded 5,72,357 3,16,346 364,820 173551
iv Clearing price (Rs./REC) 1,500 1,500 1,000 1000