Wind Turbines: Over 3,000 MW capacity decays due to absence of servicing

In the wind energy sector; an almost decade-long fight has been going on between Enercon GmBH and its Indian wing, Wind World India, which is now being considered by industry experts as a serious issue for this particular sector.

Due to this scuffle between these two organizations, turbines in excess of 3000 megawatt (MW) have become almost non-functional due to necessary servicing and lack of spare parts, which are essential for these kinds of projects.

According to personnel, involved in the project “Old Enercon wind turbines of 800 kW capacity are lying useless in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Since Enercon took Wind World India to court over the transfer of technology and siphoning of funds, most of the smaller players are not getting servicing and machine components from Wind World India.”

This issue has further deteriorated, when Wind World was dragged by its lenders to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). It could be noted that Wind World owes its lenders about Rs. 3,000 crore, where the lead banker is IDBI.

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