Sembcorp commissions 3 wind projects of 800 MW

New Delhi: Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) RK Singh inaugurated Sembcorp’s state-of-the-art three wind power projects with a total capacity of 800 MW on Wednesday online. Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, announced on Wednesday the completion of its latest 800 MW wind power projects, bringing its renewable energy capacity in India to 1,730 MW. With the full commissioning of its three 300 MW wind projects, Sembcorp has become the first independent power producer to fully commission its projects awarded in the first three wind auctions held by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Together, these assets provide enough clean energy to power more than 6,00,000 homes and avoid over two million tonnes/annum of carbon dioxide emissions. This capacity is also the largest operational wind capacity with any developer to-date from SECI auctions.

Singh congratulated SEIL and the Singapore government for their work and commitment to the renewable energy sector. He said that we are determined to achieve energy transition for which we will ensure transparency, fairness and level playing field to our partners in the sector. He further added that we are committed to achieving the target of 175 GW Renewable Energy capacity by 2020 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of 450 GW Renewable Energy capacity by 2030.

Wong Kim Yin, Group President & CEO, Sembcorp Industries, said from Singapore: "India is a key market for Sembcorp’s Energy business. We thank the Indian government for their trust in and partnership with us to continue to provide sustainable energy solutions to support urbanisation, electrification and decarbonisation in India.”

Since entering the Indian market in 2011, SEIL has established itself as a reliable independent power producer in the country. With presence across nine states, SEIL owns and operates 35 assets, adding up to a total power capacity of 4,370 MW, including 1,730MW of renewable energy.

Vipul Tuli, Managing Director, Sembcorp Energy India Limited said: "This is a collective achievement of India’s power sector. The successful completion of the SECI's 1, 2 and 3 (sic) projects were made possible with the support and guidance of MNRE and Ministry of Power, as well as close partnerships with many Central, state and local authorities. Delivery of this 800 MW capacity is a testament to the collaboration between industry and government.”

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