Indian Bhoruka Power to Use GE Turbines
Bangalore-headquartered Bhoruka Power is among the leading renewable energy companies in India with a total capacity of 150 MW, of which 110 MW is small hydro and the rest, wind.
Yesterday, GE, which supplied wind turbines to Bhoruka’s 25.5-MW wind farm in Karnataka, announced the commissioning of the farm. The Rs 180-crore project will generate 62 million units of electricity a year.
Bhoruka sells the power to Hubli Electricity Distribution Company at Rs 3.70 a unit under a 20-year power purchase agreement. The 25.5-MW farm, which was completed yesterday, is a part of the 40-MW wind power assets the company has.
Bhoruka Power has been debt-funded by DEG of Germany and Axis Bank. Bhoruka Power Corp.’s 25.5 MW wind farm, which uses 17 GE 1.5-77 wind turbines, has entered commercial operation, GE has announced.
The project, located 70 km from Hubli, India, represents the first installation of GE’s 1.5-77 turbine in India. In addition to supplying the wind turbines, GE operates and maintains the wind farm.
Assembled at GE’s manufacturing facility in Pune, the wind turbines for the Yelisurur project are designed especially for India’s low wind speeds. GE says it is setting up the Pune facility to develop localized products and solutions suited to Indian customers across GE’s various businesses throughout the country.