CLP Power to set up 100 MW wind power project in Gujarat

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Bharuch, Apr 18 (UNI) CLP Power India has decided to set up a 100.8 mega watt Wind Power Project in the coastal Jamnagar district of Gujarat.

The Rs 500 crore project was inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a function held at the CLP power plant here today.

The wind farm being set up at Samana, is said to be the largest wind project undertaken by the Hong Kong-based CLP Group and expected to be completed in two phases by January next year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said Gujarat was all set to achieve its goal to be the number-one state in the country in the next couple of years as far as power generation was concerned.

Claiming that his government had brought about a change in the quality of life, both in urban and rural Gujarat, with reforms in power sector and their successful implementation, he said the government would leave no stone unturned to generate power from all the eight sources in order to sustain its growth in all spheres.

The government's bold initiatives in the Power Sector had yielded very good results, as lots of private companies were coming forward to setup power projects in the state with confidence, the Chief Minister said and assured all support to promote setting up of wind power projects as they being clean and environment-friendly.

CLP Chief Executive Andrew Brandler said the first phase of the project, having 127 turbines with a capacity of 800 KW each, was expected to be completed by June this year and the project would be fully commissioned by January next year.

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