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Energy | Wind energy: India can generate 10,330 MW

Energy | Wind energy: India can generate 10,330 MW
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First Published: Fri, Jul 10 2009. 09 43 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jul 10 2009. 09 43 PM IST
New Delhi: The country has the capacity to generate 10,330 megawatts (MW) of electricity from wind as of 31 May, the government said.
The government plans to install 10,500 MW of wind power generation capacity in the five years to March 2012 compared with 5,456 MW added in the same period ended March 2007, Farooq Abdullah, minister of new and renewable energy, told the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Friday.
Bloomberg
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Orissa power firm plans two 660MW units
Bhubaneswar: State-owned Orissa Power Generation Corp. is planning to set up two units of 660 megawatts (MW) each at its Jharsuguda facility with super critical technology, director (commercial) S.K. Sekar said.
The corporation already has two thermal power units of 210MW each in Jharsuguda district at an investment of Rs1,135 crore. “The board has given approval for setting up these new units at an (aggregate) investment of Rs75 billion (Rs7,500 crore),” Sekar said.
The debt-equity ratio of the projects will be 80:20, he said.
NewsWire18
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First Published: Fri, Jul 10 2009. 09 43 PM IST