Indian renewables company Mytrah Energy has commissioned the first phase of a wind farm in Rajasthan.

The 50 MW project will ultimately see the installation of 24 Suzlon wind turbines of 2.1 MW each. Phase one of the project comprises an initial 16.8 MW, with the remainder following next year.Mytrah Energy

Mytrah now has a wind power portfolio of 560 MW across six Indian states – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Ravi Kailas, Mytrah chairman, said the project “is the first part of 200 MW of additional capacity which we have planned for the 2016 wind season”.

He added: “The demand for renewable energy in India continues to increase, with a government target of 170 GW by 2022. This supportive environment, combined with Mytrah’s extensive project pipeline and financial strength, positions the company for continued growth.”