Wel­spun com­mis­sions so­lar project in Kar­nataka

Power Watch India - - DISPATCHES NATIONAL -

Wel­spun En­ergy Ltd.(WEL) has com­mis­sioned its first so­lar project in Kar­nataka of 8.02 (DC) MW ca­pac­ity, four months ahead of sched­ule. The project, lo­cated in Chi­tradurga dis­trict was de­vel­oped by WEL’s step down sub­sidiary, Wel­spun So­lar Kan­nada Pvt. Ltd. un­der the Kar­nataka State Pol­icy. As per the PPA signed with Man­ga­lore Elec­tric Sup­ply Com­pany (MESCOM), the power plant was sched­uled to be­gin com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions only by March 2014. Keep­ing up its im­pec­ca­ble ex­e­cu­tion track record, WEL has com­mis­sioned this project well be­fore the time­line.

This project is one of the many so­lar and wind projects of WEL be­ing de­vel­oped in Kar­nataka and will con­trib­ute to the state’s en­ergy needs,it is told. It is pro­jected that this project will ad­dress Kar­nataka’s an­nual peak deficit of 27.4 per cent by gen­er­at­ing 12.264 Mn kWh an­nu­ally, enough to power 33,600 house­holds. The so­lar project will mit­i­gate 11,651 tons of carbon emis­sions an­nu­ally.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Mr Vi­neet Mit­tal, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Wel­spun En­ergy Ltd. and Pres­i­dent of So­lar Power De­vel­op­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (SPDA) said, “Wel­spun En­ergy is com­mit­ted to sup­ply­ing clean en­ergy to power In­dia’s growth. The need gap can sus­tain­ably be closed by in­creas­ing in­vest­ment in re­new­able en­ergy projects and our pace of growth mir­rors this com­mit­ment. Com­ple­tion of this project be­fore sched­ule and at a lower than bud­geted cost, demon­strates Wel­spun En­ergy’s ex­per­tise in so­lar project de­vel­op­ment. Best in class engineering prac­tices and project man­age­ment ex­cel­lence con­trib­utes to­wards our suc­cess.”

The track­ing sys­tem de­ployed at the site would track the path of the sun from morn­ing till evening. It is ex­pected to give a sig­nif­i­cant boost to power gen­er­a­tion per­cent­age in com­par­i­son to the fixed tilt sys­tem.

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