The Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC’s) Fowind consortium has published a study on offshore wind development for the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
In its report ‘From Zero To Five GW: Offshore Wind Outlook for Gujarat And Tamil Nadu (2018-2032)’, Fowind examines the amount of new offshore wind capacity that can be reliably incorporated into the two state grids.
The plan, proposed to start next year and run for three five-year periods, includes the regional transmission and distributions networks.
The proposals are in line with the ministry of new and renewable energy and in keeping with India’s UN Paris Climate Agreement target of 175GW of power generation from renewable energy by 2022.
GWEC secretary general Steve Sawyer said: “While there are still many challenges ahead, we believe that a sustainable offshore wind industry in India is likely to come sooner rather than later, providing much needed clean, competitively priced power to fuel India’s growth, creating jobs and whole new industries.”