Web Exclusive | April 2013
Oil India starts 54 mw wind project in Rajasthan's Dangri
In Rajasthan, the Oil India (OIL) has commissioned its 54 mega watt wind turbine plant at Dangri in Jaisalmer district, there by strengthening its footprint in renewable energy. The 54 mw project comprises of 27 wind turbine generator (WTG) units and each unit has an installed capacity of 2,000 kw.
The wind farm was effectively connected to the Rajasthan State Electricity Grid at ‘AKAL’, at a distance of 47 Km from ‘Dangri’ Wind Farm. The project was completed at a cost of approximately Rs 360 crore and within 142 days from the date of issuing of letter of award (LOA) to the bidder. OIL had established its footprint in renewable energy sector by commissioning a 13.6 mw wind project in Rajasthan last year, connecting it to the Power grid of Rajasthan Rajya Power Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (RRVPNL) at Amar Sagar, Jaiselmer.
As of March 2013, OIL’s total installed wind power capacity is 67.6 mw. SK Srivastava, Chairman and Managing Director, OIL said that this selective diversification into the alternate energy sources was a strategic decision under the company’s strategic plan. OIL would continue its journey towards expanding its renewable energy resources in future with participation in many more such projects, he added.
Besides wind energy,OIL has also made a modest beginning in the field of solar energy with the commissioning of its second 100 kWp solar captive power plant at Tanot Village Complex (TVC) of OIL’s operational area in Jaiselmer.