Update on Solar and Wind Projects in India by Mytrah Energy

Mytrah Energy

Mytrah Energy, the India-based renewable focused Independent Power Producer, announced that an additional 9 turbines have been commissioned at the Bhesada project, increasing the project’s current operational capacity to 35.7 MW. This brings the total additional capacity added in 2015 to 50.2 MW, taking Mytrah’s operating wind portfolio to 578 MW. The remaining 14 MW of the Bhesada project will be commissioned ahead of the 2016 wind season as planned.

The other projects in construction are developing on track, as shown below, and the Company expects to enter the 2016 wind season with 743 MW of capacity, in line with previous guidance.

Project

Expected Capacity in 2016  Wind Season

Substation Progress

Export Line Progress

Wind Turbine Progress

Bhesada

50 MW

Complete & Charged

Complete & Charged

17 commissioned, remaining 7 in progress

Vajrakarur 2

100 MW

Complete & Charged

Complete & Charged

20% of foundations complete, erection underway

Nazeerabad

50 MW

80% Complete

80%
Complete

50% of foundations complete, erection to begin in December 2015

Additional 200 MW in construction

Target commissioning ahead of 2017 wind season

70% Complete

60%
Complete

Foundation construction in progress

 

The operating portfolio has performed well technically in 2015, with some plants exceeding 99% mechanical availability in the year to date. As indicated in the Company’s interim results in August, the first part of the wind season was weaker than expected. The Company saw some improvement in the second part of the season, where the broad geographic spread of the wind farms was beneficial, leading to a portfolio wind pattern similar to the same period in 2014. Mytrah would expect this to continue through to the end of the current financial year, resulting in the second half financial performance being marginally ahead of that achieved in 2014, reflecting the slightly larger operating portfolio in 2015.

The Company has also continued its early success in the solar power generation sector, winning the right to develop 50 MW in Punjab and commissioning 3 small rooftop projects during 2015.

The Company also announces that, with effect from 16 November 2015, the registered office of the Company has moved from its existing location in St. Peter Port to Ground Floor, Dorey Court, Admiral Park, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 2HT. 

Commenting on the update, Ravi Kailas, Chairman and CEO, Mytrah Energy Ltd. said:

 “Progress in our construction portfolio continues in line with our expectations. With funding in place for 250 MW, and considerable progress made already, we are well placed to deliver the planned 200 MW before the 2016 wind season.

 While this year’s overall wind season has been behind our expectations, our plants are performing well technically and remain fully capable of meeting their commitments. We do expect to see winds return to the historic average, improving future results.”

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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.

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