India’s new wind project guidelines give developers more responsibilities

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India’s renewables ministry is seeking comments by May 27 on its new guidelines for wind project development that include capacity factor and certification requirements, and some new tasks for the developer.

The draft guidelines for onshore wind projects, published Thursday, state that the project developer should ensure that grid connectivity is technically and commercially feasible at the chosen site. Also, the developer has to ensure that wind farm equipment can be transported to the site using existing infrastructure and “in case any addition is required the same would be created without any legal issues”.