To give confidence to the country’s wind industry, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now announced the medium and long-term target for offshore wind power capacity additions in India, which are 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030.
This announcement comes on heels of high interest shown by stakeholders in the first ever expression of interest (EoI) for an offshore wind project.
In April 2018, the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous body formed under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), had invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the development of country’s first offshore wind energy project, which was further extended in May 2018.
With the announcement of this first offshore wind energy project, the government has attempted to develop this sector in India and envisages to replicate the success of onshore wind power sector in the country. Read More
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