Devgadh Wind Power project breaths new air
Asia’s first wind power project located at Devgadh will breathe the fresh air as the renovation work of windmills has been started from Monday
Devghadh: The most celebrated Asia’s first wind power project located at Devgadh will breathe fresh air as the renovation work of windmills has been started from Monday. The old windmills of Vestas Company are being detached which were out of use due to government’s negligence and lack of interest.
These will now be replaced with 10 new windmills of Suzlon Company to produce 20 mega watt of electricity.
The project was stuck at the government’s approval for renovation. Encroachments on the land and government’ demand to pay charges of 100 acre land, were major factor in delaying it for so long.
The land was dig eight days in advance to place the generators. Old windmills are being demolished to throw into scrap. Total 20 windmills including 10 generators of Vestas and 10 of Bonus Company were involved in the project of which 10 windmills are already removed on Monday.
Devgadh public gathered at large to the location with a curiosity to witness the windmills fall. Though the project could not benefit them if we consider employment and electricity supply, they were emotionally attached with the project as it was first of its kind international project which had soon became identity of the village.
Few mistakes like buying windmills without contract for spare parts, transferring qualified and eligible engineers elsewhere from this project and allotting the project to be under Maharashtra State Electricity Board, hampered the life of this project.
But now the project is looking forward to get a new life. Devgadh will hopefully get its identity of ‘the village of Windmill’ back sooner.