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India announces plans to add 4,300MW wind power capacity in 2016-17

05 Jul 2016
India has revealed that it will grow its wind power capacity by 30 percent in 2016-17. The 4,300 MW increase will create more jobs and further sustain India’s energy needs. 

“India’s wind energy sector has witnessed unprecedented acceleration in the last year, propelled by technology and conducive policy environment for renewables, by central and state govern-ments. The growth was way higher than the industry estimates of 30-40 per cent,” said Tulsi Tanti, chairman and managing director of Suzlon Energy.

Suzlon has its rotor blades manufacturing facility in Bhuj and maintains sites for some of its clients.

Tanti added: “Most capacity will be added by Andhra Pradesh followed by Gujarat, Madhya Pra-desh, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Some capacity will be added in Tamil Nadu.”

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