Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

The Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The study provides the first of its kind overview of the existing grid infrastructure in the Indian states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. The study was prepared in collaboration with the state utilities (GETCO and TANGEDCO) with a focus on integrating offshore wind.

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Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study

The “Supply Chain, Port Infrastructure and Logistics Study” for offshore wind development in the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in India is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for offshore wind power in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

As part of the supply chain assessment, port infrastructure and logistics are reviewed, identifying key component specifications, vessel requirements and installation strategies. The study provides the first of its kind overview of existing port infrastructure in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and the possible improvements required for manufacturing, installation and OEM of offshore wind farms.

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Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment – A Global Outlook

This report seeks to review the experiences to date in six major markets, as well as to put the offshore wind sector in a larger context of the industry as a whole. We try to tease out the lessons that may be useful for Indian policymakers as they piece together the policy, regulatory and financing frameworks which will allow for the development of a sustainable, commercially successful industry; which of course must be adapted to both the unique opportunities and challenges of the Indian financial and energy environments.

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Pre-feasibility Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat

FOWIND published pre-feasibility report for offshore wind power
development in Gujarat.These studies will form the basis for future offshore wind feasibility investigations, while at the same time supporting companies and government institutions in developing a better understanding of typical offshore wind project considerations.

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Pre-feasibility Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Tamil Nadu

FOWIND published pre-feasibility report for offshore wind power
development in Tamil Nadu.These studies will form the basis for future offshore wind feasibility investigations, while at the same time supporting companies and government institutions in developing a better understanding of typical offshore wind project considerations.

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30 Years of Wind Energy Policies – Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets

The report 30 Years of Policies for Wind Energy: Lessons from 12 Wind Energy Markets was jointly produced by GWEC and IRENA.  This report identifies and reviews significant policy and regulatory measures that have contributed to the successful development of wind energy across major markets in Asia, Europe, North and South America over the last three decades.

 

It provides an insight into the strengths of diverse policy design decisions across 12 of the important existing markets. These markets are Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. In the case of India and the United States, particular state legislations complement federal legislation and these were studied in more detail.The twelve markets studied here are of various sizes, display a wide range of policy options and diverse market dynamics. All have shown high market dynamism and represent interesting case studies.

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Wind & Climate Change

Wind energy is a key solution in the fight against climate change, and the technology is on track to saving 10 bn tons of CO2 by 2020. This means that more than 65% of all emissions reductions pledges tabled by industrialised at the climate negotiations in Copenhagen could be met by global wind energy alone. This document shows that the current pledges can and must be revised.

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Wind Power and Water

Wind power uses less water than almost any other power generation technology, the Global Wind Energy Council emphasised today, on UN World Water Day. The wind industry calls on policy makers to take this into account in the critical and urgent decisions which will determine the character of the world’s power generation infrastructure for decades to come.

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Wind Energy – The Facts

The ‘Wind Energy ‘, ‘The Facts’ publication is widely considered to be the most important wind energy reference in the world. It presents a detailed overview of the wind energy sector, with the most up-to-date and in-depth information on the essential issues concerning wind power today.

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Sectoral Mechanism for Electricity Sector

The sectoral approach analyzed in this paper employs what is known as a ‘sectoral no-lose target’ coupled with a ‘sectoral crediting mechanism’. The basic idea is quite simple. Conceptually, it is quite similar to treating an entire sector in a developing country as a CDM project. The paper, which was presented by GWEC and Greenpeace China at the COP14 in Poznan, looks at the mitigation and financing potentials of this approach, with a focus on the electricity sector.

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Öko-Institut: Sectoral Crediting Mechanism

This report explores a sectoral crediting mechanism (SCM) for developing countries in a post-2012 UNFCCC climate regime. The report explores how a SCM could be implemented in practice. Different options for designing a SCM are identified and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Based on this analysis of options, a consistent policy framework for the introduction of a SCM under UNFCCC is proposed.

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