May 21 (Renewables Now) - GE Renewable Energy today announced it has secured a 102.6-MW turbine supply contract from India’s Powerica Ltd for projects in the state of Gujarat.
Mumbai-based Powerica has ordered 38 units of the 2.7-132 onshore wind turbines that will be installed at the Rajkot and Khambaliya wind farms. Each power plant, with an individual capacity of 51.3 MW, will be equipped with 19 turbines. They will be capable of supplying their output under 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) secured in competitive tenders held by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI).
The wind farms will supply electricity to consumers connected to the state and national power grids.
The General Electric (NYSE:GE) unit noted that it has worked closely with its client to meet the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) requirements. It added the specific turbine model is a perfect fit for Gujarat’s wind speed conditions.