Metatron Danke Green Energy 100MW wind energy project
Metatron Danke Green Energy Pvt Ltd proposes to set up a
100 MW capacity wind farm in two sites in the state of Gujarat.
This section describes in detail the various salient features
of the project.
MDGEPL has identified two high potential sites, Boru and
Meghpur, at Gujarat. The following exhibits indicate the
location of the sites along the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The weather around the area is tropical and receives rain
fall mainly from the north east monsoon during the October-December
One of the most important aspects for a wind farm project
is the estimation of wind resource of the site. The key
parameters in this are the wind speed and the wind power
local wind climate tends to be relatively constant over
time. In other words, the energy content of the wind tends
to vary less from year to year than, say, agricultural production.
Typically, inter-annual wind energy production from a turbine
varies with a standard deviation of around 10% of mean energy.
In practice, however, wind turbines are not equally efficient
at all wind speeds, and wind turbines have a generator of
a finite size. At different wind speeds a wind turbine will
be able to generate only a fraction of total rated power.
Wind farms typically require large areas of land to be set
up. This is because minimum distance needs to be maintained
between the turbines. Typically in India around 3500 acres
of land is required for setting up a 200MW wind farm with
133 wind turbines of 1.5MW rating. MDGEPL has secured around
1500 acres of land from the Government of Gujarat at these
two sites (500 acres at Meghpur and 1000 acres at Boru).
It has been able to secure the land at less than the market
price due to its favourable relationship with the government.
Currently the land has been blocked for MDGEPL and can be
purchased in less than a week once the funds are mobilized.
feed in points
A key constraint facing wind energy development internationally
is bottlenecks in the electrical interconnection to the
grid. One reason is that good wind resources (just like
oil, gas and coal) are frequently found in remote, sparsely
populated areas with (thermally) limited transmission capacity
to other parts of the electrical grid, where electricity
is consumed. Ideally wind farms need to be located close
to grid feed in points. The proximity ensures that the capital
costs required to evacuate the power by connecting to the
grid is minimal. There are four Gujarat government state
electricity board grids around the proposed sites. Three
of the grids have a capacity of 66KV and the one of them
is a larger grid with 200KV capacity.