GE Renewable Energy has been selected by ReNew Power to provide 120 GE 2.5-132 turbines for the Gadhsisa Wind Farm in Gujarat. The wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 300 MW, making it the largest full turnkey EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) project by GE Renewable Energy in India. The project will power the equivalent of 11 lakh homes in India with clean and reliable electricity. ReNew Power successfully bid for this project in the third round of auctions conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in February 2018.
The 2.5-132 turbines have been designed primarily at GE’s Technology Centre in Bangalore and built on learnings from more than 22,000 GE wind turbines around the world. This turbine is a significant improvement over previous version with improved rotor diameter, wind capture and 30 per cent more Annual Energy Production (AEP) than GE’s 2.3-116 turbine.
Mahesh Palashikar, Region Leader for GE Renewable Energy’s Onshore Wind business in Asia, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with ReNew Power on this project. This is an important milestone for GE in India and this relationship with ReNew will help us expand our turnkey Balram Mehta, President – Wind, ReNew Power said, “GE Energy, with its customised maintenance support and suite of modern turbines driven by cutting edge technology was a natural choice as our partner for this critical project. By leveraging our combined strengths and synergies, we hope to make a significant contribution towards augmenting renewables capacity in India.”