Wind Energy Power Plants in Asia - other countries

Bangui Bay
Location: Philippines
Operator: NorthWind Power Development Corp
Configuration: 15 X 1.65 MW
Operation: 2005
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This is the largest wind park in Southeast Asia. In Oct 2001, NWPD signed an initial agreement and ultimately signed a 20yr PPA with Ilocos Norte Electric Coop for the the plant.  The site  is a 4km stretch of coast on Bangui Bay 65km from Laoag City. In March 2004,Northwind received a $29mn soft loan from ABN-Amro plus guarantees from the Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency. The $47.6mn project was also supported by $11mn in grants from Danida.  A 20-MW extension is planned along with a 69kV transmission line to Laoag City.

Photograph courtesy of NorthWind Power Development Corp
Posted 5 Nov 2005
Cape Comorin-1
Location: India
Operator: Aban Energies Ltd
Configuration: 166 X 410-kW 33MVS
Operation: 1996
WTG supplier: Kenetech
Quick facts: This was the one of the first large-scale wind farms in Asia. Electricity is sold to Tamil Naud Electricity Board.

Photograph courtesy of Aban Group
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Dhule
Location: India
Operator: Suzlon
Configuration: ca 675 MW
Operation: 1995-2007
WTG supplier: Suzlon
Quick facts: Suzlon has installed over 600 MW on 340ha of forest and cropland in Sakhri takula in the Dhule-Nandurbar region of northwestern Maharashtra. Plans to continue expansion to around 1 GW of capacity have been stalled by local protests alleging legal issues with land procurement and compensation for local landowners. The company has installed a mix of 600-, 1,250-, and 1,500-kW machines.

Photograph courtesy of Suzlon
Posted 23 Aug 2009

Jaisalmer
Location: India
Operator: Suzlon
Configuration: ca 160 MW
Operation: 2003-2005
WTG supplier: Suzlon
Quick facts: This wind plant in Rajasthan is close to a number of important historical sites.

Photograph courtesy of Suzlon
Posted 23 Aug 2009

Kutubia Island
Location: Bangladesh
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
Configuration: 50 X 20 kW
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: China
EPC: Pan Asia Power Services Ltd
Quick facts: This wind battery hybrid plant is installed at Taboler Char area of the Ali Akber Dell Union Parisahd on Kutubdia Island, Cox’s Bazar. The WTGs charge 1,000, 200AH batteries. The 11KV output is transmitted 8km to a project control room at Barghop Bazar. The project was conceived in 2006 and an international tender was floated by BPDB. The installation contract was signed in Mar 2007. In Nov 2007, Super Cyclone Sidr crossed the coastal areas of Bangladesh and the 15ft tidal surge covered the project area and damaged equipment and supplies. The project was officially commissioned on 30 Mar 2008 as the largest wind energy/ battery hybrid power system in the world.

Photograph courtesy of Pan Asia Power Services
Posted 28 Feb 2010

Muhuri
Location: Bangladesh
Operator: Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB)
Configuration: 4 X 225 kW
Operation: 2005
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Nebula Techo-Solutrions
Quick facts: This pilot wind plant is in the Muhuri Dam are in Feni Dist. It was the first grid-connected wind plant in Bangladesh. The cost was Tk7.40cr, of which Tk3.25cr was for civil construction.

Photograph courtesy of Nebula Techno-Solutions
Posted 28 Feb 2010

Sakata City
Location: Japan
Operator: Summit Wind Power (Sumitomo)
Configuration: 8 X 2 MW V80
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: The other five machines are built just offshore along the edge of the property of the Sakata thermal power plant. This was the first offshore WTG installation in Japan.

Photograph courtesy of Summit Wind Power
Posted 9 Nov 2005

Samdal
Location: South Korea
Operator: Hanshin Energy Co Ltd
Configuration: 11 X 3-MW MW V-90
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Kepco
Quick facts: This $70mn plant was the first large-scale, private wind park on Jeju Island.

Photograph courtesy of Hanshin Energy Co Ltd
Posted 4 Jun 2011

Sogi
Location: India
Operator: Mines Sales Pvt Ltd, Ramgad Minerals and Mining Pvt Ltd, P Venganna Setty & Bros
Configuration: ca 125 MW
Operation: ca 2004
WTG supplier: Suzlon
Quick facts: This set of wind plants is on a ridge line and in hilly country at about 1,000m elevation in Hoovinahadagali taluk of district bordering Harapanahalli of Davanagere, Karnataka.

Photograph courtesy of Suzlon
Posted 23 Aug 2009

Taegisan
Location: South Korea
Operator: Eurus Energy Holdings
Configuration: 20 X 2 MW V-82
Operation: 2008
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Posco E&C
Quick facts: This wind farm is near Taegisan mountain in Hwoengseong-gun and Bongpyeong-myeon in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do. This is the highest peak in Hoengseong-gun at 1,261m. Development started in Apr 2005 when Posco E&C signed a project MOU with the provincial government and Eurus Energy. Of 85bn won invested in the project, 42.5bn came from foreign investors. With an average 26% load factor, the project is expected to supply 98 GWh/yr to the grid and generate annual revenues of 9-11.3bn won. The turbines are installed in two groups, one in Hoengseonggun (9 units) and the second in Pyeongchang-gun (11units). The plant was opened on 26 Nov 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Posco E&C
Posted 18 Sep 2005

Tomamae
Location: Japan
Operator: J-Power
Configuration: 14 X 1.65 MW V66, 5 X 1.5 MW E-66
Operation: 2000
WTG supplier: Vestas, Enercon
Quick facts: This plant is in Tomamae-gun, Hokkaido. Construction started in Oct 1999 and the park was completed in Dec 2000. Stockholders are EPDC, Tomamae Town, ORIX Corp, and Kanamoto Co. At completion, this was the largest wind park in Japan. All electricity is sold to Hokkaido Electric Power Co.

Photograph courtesy of J-Power
Posted 17 Sep 2010/td>

Vankusawade
Location: India
Operator: Suzlon
Configuration: ca 250 MW
Operation: 1999-2003
WTG supplier: Suzlon
Quick facts: This wind plant is on a mountain plateau at about 1,150m elevation in Satara Dist, Maharashtra. It has over 700 S33, 350-kW WTGs and a 220/33kV substation.

Photograph courtesy of Suzlon
Posted 23 Aug 2009

Youngduk
Location: South Korea
Operator: Unison Co Ltd
Configuration: 15 X 1.65 MW V-82
Operation: 2005
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC: Hyundai, owner
Quick facts: This was the first non-recourse project financing for an Asian wind project. Sponsors include Unison, Marubeni Corp, and Vestas. Korean Development Bank was financial advisor.

Photograph courtesy of Vestas
Posted 18 Sep 2005

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 06/04/11

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