Offshore wind energy: A game changer?


Offshore wind energy: A game changer?

Energy is one of the key drivers of a nation’s economy and a rapidly growing economy like India requires access to modern sources of energy. Electricity demand and supply mismatch in the country has been at its peak for the last few years and with the economy experiencing 7-8 percent growth rates, India needs to augment its generation capabilities. With an estimated 127 GW of offshore wind energy potential, time may just be right to shift gears on the underutilised offshore capability of the country.

India’s thrust for offshore wind power has been gaining momentum for quite some time. In 2013, NIWE set up a 100 metre mast in Rameshwaram to assess the wind speed in the southern tip of the Indian peninsula and it is believed that the results have been quite promising and encouraging Read More

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