This Article is From Sep 21, 2015

Suzlon Installations Surpass 2,000 MW Capacity in Maharashtra

Suzlon Installations Surpass 2,000 MW Capacity in Maharashtra

New Delhi: Wind turbine maker Suzlon Group today said that its cumulative installations in Maharashtra has surpassed 2,000 MW with over 1,900 windmills during the first half of the year.

"The company has achieved a significant milestone of 2,000 MW (2 GW) of cumulative installations in Maharashtra during the first half of the year," the company said in a press release.

According to the statement, with over two decades of operating history, the Suzlon Group has a cumulative installation of over 14 GW of wind energy capacity, presence in 19 countries and a customer base of over 1,700. Suzlon's projects in Maharashtra are spread across eight districts in over 40 sites. These projects are set up for a diverse group of customers from different sectors such as IPPs, corporates, retails, PSUs and MSMEs among others.

Suzlon has come a long way since its maiden turbine installation in the state in 1998 with a turbine of ratedcapacity 350 kW.

"Suzlon's operations in Maharashtra commenced in 1998 when we installed our first wind turbine at Satara. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, investors and our employees for their continuous belief and relentless support in this long journey spanning over 17 years," Suzlon Group Chairman Tulsi Tanti said in statement.

Today, Suzlon in Maharashtra employs 2,000 people. Electricity generated from Suzlon turbines in Maharashtra light up 1.2 million households and also contributes to reducing the state's carbon footprint by eliminating 4.33 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.