India could see 89GW of wind by 2020 with right support – study

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India’s installed wind base could soar to 89.3GW by the end of the decade, if the country’s national and state governments back the renewable source with the right policies, says a new study.

The figure is the most optimistic scenario for 2020 outlined in the latest India Wind Energy Outlook, and compares to the 18GW currently in place in the country.

To achieve it, India will need to see measures such as a comprehensive renewable energy law, a uniform system of tariffs and significant improvements to the country’s grid, says the report – jointly released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA) and World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE).