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Windpower Sector in India

The development of windpower in India began in the 1990s and has significantly increased in the last few years. Currently, India ranks Fifth amongst the wind energy producing countries of the world after USA, China, Germany and Spain. In 2009 -2010 India's growth rate is highest among the other top four countries.

 

India has an estimated potential around 49100 MW at 50 m above ground level. Strong seasonal winds blow across the Indian subcontinent during April to September. This gives enormous potential to generate Wind Energy in cost-effective manner.

 

Central Government has conducted exhaustive wind resource assessment at more than 644 stations spread over various parts of the country. As on date 233 Wind Monitoring stations are in operation and wind studies are being conducted at a higher elevation than the earlier studies.

 

So far, Windfarms have been installed in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. These installations were owned by public and private organizations.

 

Governing Bodies

• NREDCAP

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NEDCAP) is established in 1986 by Government of Andhra Pradesh as a nodal agency. NREDCAP on its own can give sanctions / permissions to power generation plants / ventures below 20 MW capacity.

 

• C-WET

Center for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) has been established as an autonomous R&D institution by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. It acts as a certification / authorization agency for Wind equipment manufacturing companies.

 

Advantages

Projects can be implemented in less time. All that it includes is Equipment Erection and Commissioning. It can be completed in few months in simpler and faster manner.

  • No need for any feedstock or raw materials, as it works without any fuel
  • Very minimal operational and maintenance costs
  • Fully environment friendly with zero pollution

For encouraging more Windpower projects, Government is providing Tax concessions such as 100% accelerated depreciation, Tax holidays for power generation projects, Soft loans, Concessions in Customs and excise duty, central sales tax and direct taxes, Liberalized foreign investment procedures, etc.

 

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