SME Times News Bureau | 20 Jun, 2018
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has declared medium and long
term target for off-shore wind power capacity additions, which are 5
GW by 2022 and 30 GW by 2030.
this may look moderate in comparison to India’s on-shore 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, an
official release said.
may be mentioned that offshore wind turbines are of much larger
dimensions and capacities than onshore turbines.
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy 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
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy had notified National
Off-Shore Wind Policy in October 2015 to realize the offshore wind
power potential in the country.
studies have indicated good wind potential for off-shore wind power
both in southern tip of Indian peninsula and west coast.
regions where preliminary studies are conducted are off coast of
Gujarat and that of Tamil Nadu.