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Tenders for Rajasthan 444 MW
1 May 2004
Developers are being invited to tender for the first of 28 wind power projects, with a combined capacity of 444.25 MW, planned for Rajasthan. The first project -- a 25 MW wind farm in the Jaisalmer district -- is estimated to require an investment of INR1 billion ($22 million). The Rajasthan Power Corporation (RPC) says the other projects will be developed at Devgarh, Harshnath, Kohdal, Mohangarh Phalodi, and Jaisalmer. The Rajasthan Power Corp has already formed co-operation alliances with 14 companies, including wind turbine manufacturers Suzlon Energy and Enercon, although which company will supply the turbines for specific projects is yet to be determined. Areas of Rajasthan with good wind speeds could provide potential for up to 885 MW of wind power. Moreover, its wind power policy in the last year has offered concessions including rebates on land rates and attractive power purchase agreements. The state government is also conducting wind assessment studies at ten new locations.
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