Welspun Energy Ltd. will be developing twin wind power projects in the state of Karnataka, within the next five years. The Independent Power Producer has been working toward developing a cumulative target of 1.7 GW of wind and solar energy projects.
In the recently held Karnataka’s Global Investors Meet, Welspun Energy signed an MoU and Expression of Interest for 100 MW & 750 MW capacity wind power projects with the Government of Karnataka. As per the signed documents on the 7th of June 2012, the projects are to be developed in the districts of Bijapur, Chitradurga and Belgaun.
Vineet Mittal, Co-founder & Managing Director of Welspun Energy Ltd. says” We want to help create a greener empowered India and through our renewable energy projects Welspun Energy is effecting a change on ground. With the signing of these two projects we have moved exponentially forward in this direction.”
The state has been a natural choice for wind energy based power generation. With a potential of 11,500 MW wind energy capacity, Karnataka holds the third favorable position in the country for wind based power projects. As per the Karnataka Udyog Mitra, a government of Karnataka organization, the state offers a potential of 3,500 MW of wind power and 10,000 MW of solar power projects.