Adani Wind’s 5.2 MW Wind Turbines Receives MNRE Approval for Clean Energy Revolution

NEW DELHI | Updated: 18 September, 2023 12:14 pm IST
Adani Wind’s 5.2 MW WTG is the highest capacity onshore wind turbine in India, to feature in the RLMM.

NEW DELHI: Adani Wind, a division of Adani New Industries (ANIL), has achieved a noteworthy milestone in India’s renewable energy sector. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has formally included Adani Wind’s 5.2-megawatt wind turbine generator (WTG) in the Revised List of Models and Manufacturers (RLMM) on Thursday, indicating its readiness for commercial use. This step highlights India’s continued progress in expanding its clean energy infrastructure.

“As global economies adopt a net-zero pathway and focus on energy security, wind will play a significant role in enabling the energy transition.” Said Mr Vneet Jaain, Director, Adani New Industries Limited (ANIL). Adani Wind’s 5.2 MW WTG is the highest capacity onshore wind turbine in India, to feature in the RLMM.

“This recognition by the MNRE underscores our commitment to advancing renewable energy solutions in India. Our 5.2 MW WTG stands as a testament to our dedication to sustainability and our pivotal role in the global shift towards net-zero emissions,” he further added.

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 The announcement comes at a moment when India is forging ahead with ambitious plans to transition away from diesel vehicles and embrace hydrogen as a cleaner and sustainable energy source. Nitin Gadkari, a prominent figure in India’s transportation sector, recently outlined a vision that includes harnessing hydrogen to power heavy industries like steel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and various modes of transportation.

“The world is moving towards cleaner energy, and hydrogen is a key player in this transition. Our 5.2 MW WTG complements this vision by providing a substantial source of renewable power,” highlighted Mr. Jaain. Adani Wind is committed to partner in the nation’s Panchamrit strategy to fight climate change.

Adani Wind’s 5.2 MW WTG is a game-changer in India’s wind energy sector, boasting the highest capacity among onshore wind turbines featured in the RLMM. With a rotor diameter of 160 meters and a tip height of 200 meters, it’s designed to maximize energy yield while reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). The technology behind this turbine comes from Wind to Energy (W2E), Germany, and it holds type certification from Wind Guard Certification GmbH, an independent body for wind turbine certification.

Aligned with India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat vision and the ambitious target of achieving 140 GW of wind energy by 2030, Adani Wind has futuristic plans. “We aim to expand our manufacturing capacity to 5 GW shortly,” shared the director. This expansion aligns with global efforts to achieve net-zero emissions and prioritize energy security.

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