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Indian Theni wind farm fully commissioned

Indian Energy has fully commissioned its 16.5 MW Theni wind farm and the associated substation.

The wind farm was constructed by Regen Powertech Pvt. Ltd under a contract signed with Indian Energy in December 2009. The project consists of 11 1.5 MW wind turbines.

Indian Energy has entered in to a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) for the sale of the power generated from the first three wind turbines at a rate of Rs.3.39/kWh.

The group expects to enter in to a similar PPA with the TNEB for the remaining 8 wind turbines shortly.

The first 4.5 MW of the wind farm has been granted approval under the Indian Generation Base Incentive Scheme and thereby earn an additional Rs.0.50/kWh. The remaining 12 MW is expected to be granted the same.

Rupert Strachwitz, CEO of Indian Energy, says: “We are delighted that the Theni project is now fully commissioned. By working closely with our supplier, Regen Powertech and our bankers, State Bank of India, we have succeeded in completing this project ahead of our target time frame of 9 to 12 months from signing the construction contract. I believe this clearly demonstrates the Indian Energy team's ability to not only effectively manage wind projects in India but also deliver on its business plan.”

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