Dutch turbine manufacturer Lagerwey says that once current orders are complete it will have exported more than 300 of its 250 kW units to India. According to Lagerwey's Remco Boersma, the company owes its success in the region to "the favourable grid control characteristics of its pitch regulated turbines at variable speed. In large parts of India, the public grid is rather unstable. For the very flexible Lagerwey turbines this does not cause any problems." As well as an order for 80 of its 250 kW turbine for a site near Puthlur south of Hyderabad, Boersma says the same model is to be used on two further 10-20 MW projects in India. Support for the India projects is provided under the Dutch government's MILIEV program for overseas development. Under the terms of the grant, Lagerwey can retain no interest in the operation of its wind plants.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol