OIL commissions 54-MW wind turbine power plant in Rajasthan

OIL commissions 54-MW wind turbine power plant in Rajasthan New Delhi: State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) on Sunday said it has commissioned a 54-MW wind turbine power plant in Rajasthan.

The project, which comprises of 27 wind turbine generator (WTG) units of 2,000 kilo-watt each, is located at Dangri in Jaisalmer district, the company said in a statement.

"The project was completed at a cost of Rs 360 crore and within 142 days from the date of issuing of letter of award (LOA) to the bidder," it said.

OIL last year entered the renewable energy sector with the commissioning of a 13.6 MW wind energy project in Rajasthan.

It now has a total installed wind power capacity is 67.6 MW.

OIL said diversification into the alternate energy sources was a strategic decision under the company's strategic plan.

Besides wind energy, it has also made a beginning in the field of solar energy with the commissioning of its second 100 kWp solar captive power plant at Jaisalmer. The first 100 Kw Solar Plant is situated in Assam.

Additionally, OIL has also taken up a 5 MW Solar Power Plant to be commissioned near Ramgarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan and the said mega project is expected to be completed during the 3rd quarter of the current financial year.

PTI