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Wind Energy in India

India targeted to achieve 60 GW of power from wind by 2022

2017, "A year of transition" for India’s wind energy market with industry moving from tax-credit driven investment to the bidding process by mainstream Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
In October 2017 during a planned auction, 1 GW of capacity was awarded to five developers with a quoted tariff of about 0.04 US$/kWh. The success of this has led the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to plan a 4 GW auction of wind projects during the current fiscal (up to March 2018). In addition, Indian government is planning to auction 5GW offshore wind projects in 2018.

In December 2017, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and India's Yes Bank has jointly initiated financing of $400 million for Solar and Wind Energy projects in India.
India has the 4th largest installed capacity in wind power after China, U.S and Germany. The total installed capacity of wind power in India as on March 2017 is around 32 GW. A recent study by National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has shown wind energy potential of 302 GW at 100 m hub-height in India.

State Focus
Wind Energy has spread across the South, West and North regions of India. The ppotential of wind energy is concentrated in the states of – Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Tamil Nadu has the highest installed capacity in the country with around 7.5 GW and its state regulations are very much favourable to wind power development. Maharashtra has the 2nd highest installed capacity of about 5 GW followed by Gujarat with 3rd highest installed capacity of around 4 GW in the country.


Offshore Wind in India
India already has its National Offshore Wind Energy Policy. Draft guidelines for Offshore Studies and Surveys by Private Sector have been issued by NIWE.
The EU Delegation to India, in close cooperation with the MNRE, has given grant to two different consortiums: ‘Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND)’, initiated by the Indo-European co-operation on renewable energy, is led by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and has been working for more than 3 years in offshore wind.
Another consortium led by COWI (Denmark) ‘First Offshore Windfarm Project in India (FOWPI)’. The project is preparing technical tender documents for a 200 MW offshore windfarm in Gujarat. The documentation is expected to be ready by mid-2018 for the NIWE to send a tender call to Indian and European companies to construct the offshore wind farm.

Supply Chain

With more than 25 years of experience in windfarm installations, India is quite competent in most of the supply chain management. However, still there exists scope for imbibing techno-economical interventions from global experiences. The main thrust areas include: improving design and engineering aspects, promoting performance monitoring systems and asset management services, conducting both macro- and micro level feasibility studies and focused research and development.

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