Acciona opens 78-MW wind farm in India

Wind turbines at ACCIONA’s Bannur Wind Farm. Source: Acciona (www.acciona.com)

Sep 13 (Renewables Now) - Acciona Energia, the renewable energy division of Spanish infrastructure group Acciona SA (BME:ANA), said today it has started operations at its 78-MW Bannur wind farm in India.

This is the company's fourth wind park in India, bringing its capacity in the country to 163.8 MW. It adds to the 16.5-MW Anabaru, 13.3-MW Arasinagundi and 56.1-MW Tuppadahalli plants that Acciona owns and operates in the southwestern state of Karnataka.   

Bannur is also located in Karnataka, in Bijapur district. It features 26 AW125/3000 Nordex-Acciona Windpower wind turbines installed on 120-metre (394 ft) concrete towers.

The wind park is expected to produce 242 GWh per year, enough to meet the needs of more than 224,000 Indian homes. The power will be sold to utility Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA).

The turbine nacelles have mostly been assembled in Nordex-Acciona Windpower's plant in Chennai, while the towers were constructed in a purpose-built facility close to the site. Acciona Windpower was last year acquired by German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1).  

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