The FOWIND Consortium launched the report: "Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu". This DNV-GL led study is a step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium. The four-year project aims to put together a roadmap for developing a sustainable and commercially viable offshore wind industry in India.
The report assesses the elements that are needed in the future design of offshore wind farms to ensure grid integration along with a preliminary evaluation of existing grid infrastructure across the two states. FOWIND is largely focused on early projects and the possibility for providing easy grid access without any significant need for upgrades for the regional or local grids. The study was prepared in collaboration with the state utilities (GETCO and TANGEDCO) with a focus on integrating offshore wind. The FOWIND consortium aims to complete the preliminary roadmap for offshore wind development in India in 2018.