Acciona inaugurates its biggest wind park in India
Madrid, Spain - Acciona Energy inaugurated the Tuppadahalli wind park, its third installation of this type in India and the biggest in terms of installed capacity.
With a nominal capacity of 56.1 MW, every year it will produce electricity of renewable origin equivalent to the consumption of around 35,000 Indian homes. The inauguration ceremony for Tuppadahalli was attended by Acciona Vice-president Juan Ignacio Entrecanales, Acciona Energy President Carmen Becerril and the Managing Director of Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd., Prasanna Kumar. The three wind farms the company owns in India are located in the state of Karnataka, with a total installed capacity of 85.8 MW.
The Tuppadahalli wind park has thirty-four 1.65 MW turbines which, through wind power, will avoid the emission of around 129,000 metric tons of CO2 a year to the atmosphere from conventional power plants in the state. The electricity generated is purchased by the state-owned distribution company Mescom. All Acciona's wind parks in India are wholly owned by the company. The new facility joins the wind parks of Arasinagundi (13.2 MW), installed in 2007, and Anabaru (16.5 MW), which entered service in 2008.