Mytrah Energy Commissions 17-Megawatt Wind Farm in India

Mytrah Energy Ltd., a renewables developer, has commissioned a 17-megawatt wind farm in Rajasthan, northern India.

This first phase of the wind park came online Monday, according to a statement from the company. It will have 24 turbines from Suzlon Energy Ltd., an Indian manufacturer, and a capacity of 50 megawatts when it is complete before April next year. The total investment will be $50 million.

Mytrah Energy is adding 200 megawatts of wind power capacity in India before the 2016 windy season which runs from April to September. The company now has 560 megawatts of wind energy across six states. It is also planning to build solar power plants in India.

“The demand for renewable energy in India continues to increase, with a government target of 170 gigawatts by 2022,” said Ravi Kailas, chairman and chief executive officer of Mytrah Energy. “This supportive environment, combined with Mytrah’s extensive project pipeline and financial strength positions the company for continued growth.”

The country is targeting to install 100 gigawatts of solar power, 60 gigawatts of wind, 10 gigawatts of biomass energy and 5 gigawatts of hydro by 2022.

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