July 26, 2011
Hon. Minister for New & Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah dedicates first Suzlon S97 wind turbine in Tejuva, Rajasthan
Tejuva (Rajasthan) / Pune: The Honourable Minister for New and Renewable
Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah, inaugurated and dedicated to the nation Suzlons latest
offering the S97 2.1 MW wind turbine, in a ceremony in Tejuva, Rajasthan on
Tuesday, 26th of July 2011.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Abdullah said: Renewable energy has a critical role to
play in the nations development and wind energy has been one of the most
important contributors in this space.
India is today the fifth largest wind power market in the world. It is also a leader in
exporting wind turbines to mature and emerging markets. Suzlons S97 is another
example of our nations leadership in this important and fast-growing sector.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Tulsi R, Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director,
Suzlon Group said: This is a proud moment for us. The S97 is an enhancement of
our proven S88 technology platform, and extends our reach in medium and low wind
speed sites abundant in India and around the world.
This development would not have been possible without the visionary policies and
encouragement from our Central and State governments, as well as the regulatory
bodies and nodal agencies. Rajasthan in particular has been a leader in driving wind
power development, and we are happy to inaugurate our first S97 installation in the
world here today.
We stand proud of our contribution to the wind sector in India, the national
economy, and society at large.
Also attending the event were, Dr. Jitendra Singh - Minister for Energy, Government
of Rajasthan; Sh. Sudhansh Pant - Director, Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam; Sh.
Nareshpal Gangwar CMD, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited; Sh.
B.L. Khamesra, MD, Jodhpur DISCOM; Sh. Chhotusingh Bhati - MLA, Jaisalmer; Sh.
Saleh Mohammad - MLA, Pokhran; Sh. M P Swami - Collector, Jaisalmer District; Sh.
Abdullah Fakir - Pramukh, Zilla Parishad; and Sh. Babulal Singhvi - CMD, Friends
Group of Companies.
Suzlon S9X portfolio:
The S9X suite is an evolution of Suzlons proven S88 2.1 MW technology platform
and is built around a core doubly fed induction generator-based technology. A
compact and modular DFIG design allows ease of serviceability and meets the latest
grid requirements for smoother wind power plant connectivity. New blade designs,
with a rotor diameter of 95 meter and 97 meters, offer a larger swept area add to
this with greater energy capture and power production from moderate to low wind
speeds. To ensure the highest standards in quality, Suzlons blade testing far
exceeds industry baseline by simulating total life cycle of blade (one million cycles) in
most extreme onsite conditions.
The turbines boast variable tower heights of 90 or 100 meters, leading to low cost
optimization and higher power generation. The S9X turbines also comply with low
voltage regulation requirements, this leads to better compliance with grid regulation.
Additionally, improved sub-systems like the new pitch and yaw systems have
increased system reliability of the machines.
Established in 1995, Suzlon is todays Indias market leader in wind energy,
contributing over 6,000 MW of the approximately 14,000 MW installed in the country
today. Suzlon pioneered the end-to-end commissioning model, covering all aspects
of the wind value chain from site identification, to turbine development and
manufacturing, installation and commissioning, power evacuation infrastructure,
lifetime maintenance and finally taking the cheque for generation revenues back to
Suzlon in Rajasthan:
Suzlon entered the Rajasthan market in 2000, and in just over a decade captured 64
per cent market share, with installations of 1,045 MW from turbines of capacities
ranging from 350 kW to 2.25 MW. The company, as part of its concept to
commissioning model, also developed power evacuation of approximately 1,155 MW
with four substations already operating and three additional substations planned.
Suzlon has established infrastructure to evacuate total of 1,000 MW of power in
Jaisalmer district, where the company has an installed capacity of over 830 MW. The
company also created more than 2,000 jobs in the state, and has a substantial CSR
footprint through the Suzlon Foundation.