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Suzlon to operate Surat Municipal Corporation's wind power project news
05 October 2012

Pune: Wind power turbine maker, Suzlon Group, which is the world's fifth-largest wind turbine supplier, says it has been given a second consecutive order from Surat Municipal Corporation to set up, operate and maintain a 8.4 MW wind energy project in Gujarat.

Surat Municipal Corporation is India's first and only civic body to set up a wind power project in the country.

The project will comprise four units of Suzlon's S95 - 2.1 MW wind turbine and will be commissioned in early 2013.

Suzlon had supplied a maiden 3 MW wind power project in 2010 for the Surat Municipal Corporation in Adodar, Gujarat. The new project will augment thew municipality's existing wind power portfolio to 11.4 MW.

Once commissioned, the project will help the civic body to reduce its carbon footprint by eliminating approximately 15,000 tones of CO2 emissions per-annum.

''This green energy endeavor aligns with our strategy to be socially and environmentally committed," says Jatin Shah, city engineer, Surat Municipal Corporation. "Through this initiative, we not only aim to reduce our energy costs, but also adopt sustainable energy pathways. We see Suzlon as a long-term partner in our green energy endeavours.''

Suzlon has installed over 1.5 GW (1,000 MW) of wind power capacity and has built the largest wind farm in the country at Kutch, disclosed
Rohit Modi, CEO for India and emerging markets, Suzlon Energy Limited.

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Suzlon to operate Surat Municipal Corporation's wind power project