IWEF 2020: ABB India wins ‘Technology of the Year’ Award for wind generators

ABB’s Large Motor and Generator division, which provides generators for all drivetrain concepts, bagged the coveted "Technology of the Year- Generator’ 2020 Award from India Wind Energy Forum (IWEF), in a virtually organized award ceremony on December 4, 2020.

IWEF is India’s premier wind energy conference, that attracts over 300 delegates from across the globe. This year’s edition of IWEF focused on various factors which led to the transformation of the wind energy sector. It also discussed the government policies and the role of the renewable energy community in supporting an expedited growth of wind power in the country.

“ABB is among the largest manufacturers of wind generators in the country, and we take pride in India becoming a major force in the world for tapping and harnessing renewable energy. Wind power’s installed capacity is on the surge and we are well poised to cater to the demand with our globally proven products for wind turbines,” said Indraneel D, Head-LMG business, Motion, ABB India. “Our state-of-the-art wind generator technology helps customers achieve the highest efficiency and maximum output”, added Indraneel.

Manufactured at ABB’s Vadodara facility, these generators for wind turbines save energy and improve customers’ processes over the total life cycle of products, and beyond. ABB’s Vadodara facility is recognized as one of the most advanced facilities for the manufacture of wind generators and has been awarded by IWEF in 2019, and also by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for its quality and manufacturing excellence. The facility was established in 2010, to cater to the growing demand for indigenized offerings and manufactures wind power generators of ratings up to 3 MW.

Globally, the demand for energy efficient products and solutions is rising as countries are under pressure to cut emissions, while the demand for energy is increasing. Wind power installations in India rose 31% to 2.07 GW in FY 2019-20 from 1.58 GW in FY 2018-19. The cumulative wind power installations amount to 37.7 GW and represent 10.1% of the total installed power capacity in India as of Q1 2020.

India is the fifth-largest producer of wind power, and investments in renewable energy are expected to continue to grow in the years ahead. The government of India aims to achieve a renewable energy target of 175GW by 2022, out of which 60GW will be contributed by wind power.

ABB has been manufacturing best-in-class solutions for wind generation, contributing to India’s renewable power generation growth. ABB has supplied components such as generators, electrical panels and low-voltage products for more than 40,000 wind turbines worldwide, and even supplies robotic paint systems used in the manufacture of wind turbine blades.

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