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Suzlon to develop 3 GW of wind power in Andhra Pradesh, India

Suzlon Energy Ltd has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the development of 3 GW of wind capacity in the state between 2012 and 2016.

By Kari Williamson

Under the MoU the Andhra Pradesh Government will help Suzlon obtain necessary permissions, registrations, approvals and clearances for the development of the wind farms. Suzlon, in turn, will act as developer, and facilitate the channelisation of investments into the state through its customers investing in wind energy.

Speaking on the development, Tulsi Tanti, Chairman – Suzlon Group, says: “We are extremely pleased to sign this MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh. This not only reinforces Andhra Pradesh’s position as one of India’s emerging markets in wind energy, but also illustrates their commitment to power a low-carbon economy by embracing progressive policies to power rapidly growing economy of the state.”

The MoU covers the development of new capacity in wind farms across the state, with development planned in the districts of Tallimadugula, Alankarayanipeta, Gandikota, Vajrakarur, Tirumalayapalli and other parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh is a key emerging wind market in India, with medium to low wind sites ideally suited to Suzlon’s new S9X suite of wind turbines.

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