The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced medium- and long-term offshore wind energy target of 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030, to provide confidence to the industry.
The MNRE recently invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the first 1 GW offshore wind project in India, which has evoked keen response from the industry, both global and Indian, the Ministry said in a statement.
In order to give confidence to the wind industry, the Ministry has declared medium- and long-term targets for off-shore wind power capacity additions, which are 5 GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030, the statement said.
While this may look moderate in comparison to India’s onshore wind target of 60 GW and its achievement of 34 GW, and solar target of 100 GW by 2022, this would still be challenging considering the difficulties in installing large wind power turbines in open seas, it added. Read More