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SJVN wind power plant to be commissioned soon

The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) is all set to announce its entry into the wind power sector with its 47.6 MW project at Khirveri in Maharashtra to be commissioned within a fortnight.

The project is fast nearing completion and 56 turbines of 850 KW each already installed at the site are being test run. The project has been designed to generate 85.65 million units of electricity annually. The turbines installed one after the other are being synchronised one by one and generation will be started after fully stabilisation of the project.

The SJVN had awarded the contract for execution of the project to Spanish company Gamesa Wind Turbine. The project is estimated to cost Rs 300 crore. As the plant availability factor is much lower in case of wind power plants, the cost of generation will be on the higher side and the feed in tariff for will be Rs 5.67 per unit.

RK Agarwal, Executive Director, Business Development, said the process of commissioning would start within two weeks and all 56 turbines will become operational over the next two months. The actual power generation would depend on the wind profile which changes with the season.

The power will be evacuated though a 22-km-long transmission line which will connect the project to the powergrid. Commercial operations of the project will start after achieving grid stabilisation.

As per a memorandum of understanding signed by the SJVN with the Union Ministry of Power, the project has to generate 55 million units during the current financial year. Besides, the company's 412 MW Rampur project is also slated to be commissioned by March 2014.

The Tribune (10-10-2013)