General Info
  • Population (million)

    1300

  • Land Area (sq km)

    3287263

  • GDP (million USD)

    2720

Power Generation Capacity by Fuel Type
  • Renewable Energy (%)

    35.8

  • Fossil Fuels (%)

    62.8

  • Nuclear (%)

    1.9

  • Other (%)

    0

Wind Energy Statistics
  • Installed Capacity (MW)

    37505

  • Offshore Installed Capacity (MW)

    0

  • Small Wind Capacity (kW)

    3000

  • Share of Wind - electricity generation (%)

    4.5

Policy & Regulations Overview

India targets 225 GW fro Renewable Energy and 65 GW from wind energy. However, the procurement is through Auctions, which has impacted the financial health of the industry. In the recent auctions, a cap was introduced on the amount bid per kWh. However, now the cap has been done away with and there is room for a better return on investment, provided this policy remains in place. Now bids are also being invited for wind and solar hybrid projects

Wind Resources Overview

More than 800 wind masts set up by the government and more than a thousand under the private sector, wind speeds of the order of around 6.5 - 7.5 m/s at 120 m height above ground. Countrywide wind potential assessed at several thousand GW.

Wind Industry Overview

Indian manufacturers finding it difficult to sustain their operations and many face difficulties from the lenders. On the other hand, overseas manufacturers operating in India and multinational OEMs seem to be doing better. There are around 200000 people employed directly or indirectly in Wind Energy and more than 10,00,000 in both, wind & solar.

Author

Jami Hossain