Wind Power Development in India

India ranks fifth amongst the wind energy producing countries of the world after Germany, Spain, USA and China.

On shore wind power potential in India has been assessed at 45000 MW. Exhaustive wind resource assessment has been carried out in more than 555 stations spread over 20 States in the country. Around 221 Wind Monitoring stations have indicated wind power density of more than 200 W/m2 at 50 m above ground level. Wind farms have been installed in 10 States. More than 95% of installed wind power capacity belongs to Private Sector.

.A good number of wind turbine manufacturers are active in India and producing Wind Electric Generators locally. A large number of agencies have come up to supply components/ spares/accessories and to provide services like Erection, O & M, Civil & Electrical Construction, Consultancy etc.

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India and various State Nodal Agencies encourage growth of the Wind Energy Sector through financial incentives and policy support. MNRE has also established a Centre for Wind Energy Technology at Chennai with a field test station at Kayathar to act as the technical focal point for wind power development in the country.

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