India to get offshore wind ‘roadmap’

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The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is spearheading a four-year project aiming to develop a roadmap for offshore wind power development in India, with a first focus on the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

The project, which will be partnered by developer Gujarat Power, classification bodyDNV GL, the World Institute of Sustainable Energy  (Wise) and southeast Asia think-tank the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is supported by €4m ($5.5m) from the EU’s Indo-European Cooperation on Renewable Energy programme.

“The project … falls perfectly in line with the vision of the government of India for development of offshore wind power in the country. The project is being launched when the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is also working towards the introduction of National Offshore Wind Energy Policy in India,” says India’s joint secretary at the MNRE, Alok Srivastava.