MNRE announces 30 GW offshore wind energy target by 2030

MNRE recently announced 5 GW target for medium and long-term offshore wind energy target by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030. This step is initiated by the ministry to induce confidence in the industry. In continuation to the announcement, MNRE has also invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for its pilot 1GW offshore wind project in the country and it has received good response both at the national and international level, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said in a statement.

Previously in October 2015, MNRE had notified an offshore wind policy and preliminary studies were also carried out. The result of the studies suggested that both the Southern tip of the Indian Peninsula and the Western coast, both have potential to realize India’s Wind energy. Two regions where studies have been conducted are off the coast of Gujarat (West coast) and that of Tamil Nadu (near the peninsula).

As of now the country’s wind energy installed capacity is at 34.04 GW (March 2018). MNRE in the past month also announced a hybrid wind-solar policy to capture the RE potential equally in the country.

Globally there has been an installation of approximately 17 to 18 GW of offshore wind power majorly in countries like the United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands, and China. 

  • Posted on June 21st, 2018
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