Webcast: Offshore Wind in India: Grid Integration of Offshore Wind in Gujarat & Tamil Nadu

Monday, 23 October, 10 am CEST

04:00 Washington D.C. | 10:00 Brussels | 13:30 New Delhi | 16:00 Beijing 

India has ranked consistently in the top 5 markets globally in terms of total installed wind capacity for most this decade. During 2016, India set a new national record with 3.6 GW of new installations, 2016’s 4th largest market. Indian wind installations accounted for a 6.6 percent share of the global market in 2016. By the end of August 2017, the installed capacity has crossed 32.6 GW across the country. Among renewables, wind power accounts for almost two-thirds of the installed capacity.

India, arguably one of the most exciting markets for the next few years, recorded USD 9.7 billion in 2016. India was also among the top 10 investing countries in renewable energy. In its 2017 report E&Y lists India as one of the top 5 markets under its ‘most attractive renewable energy markets’.

Official projections for 2022 are to see a total installed capacity of 60 GW of wind power in India. Looking towards a strong clean energy future India has published its offshore wind policy. We closely support the central government and the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu to facilitate the advent of an offshore wind sector at the earliest. FOWIND is at the forefront of this work.

Panelists will be discussing our latest report on Grid Integration of Offshore Wind in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu from the FOWIND project.  

What You'll Learn

  • India's wind energy growth trends and the offshore wind policy
  • FOWIND: project outcomes and plans
  • Grid integration capability and challenges for the offshore sector
  • Grid infrastructure in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu  
  • Offshore grid design for offshore wind in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu

About the speakers


Steve Sawyer
Secretary General , GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council).

Steve Sawyer, Secretary-General of GWEC, has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization at intergovernmental and industry fora primarily on energy and climate issues. At GWEC he is focused on working with intergovernmental organisations such as the UNFCCC, IPCC, IRENA, IEA, IFC and ADB to ensure that wind power takes its rightful place in the energy options for the future; and with opening up new markets for the industry worldwide.


Lyndon Greedy
Senior Specialist, Offshore Grid DesignDNV GL

Lyndon has worked as an electrical engineer within the wind energy sector since 1998. Initially developing grid connection and wind farm electrical infrastructure designs for onshore and offshore wind farm installations. He joined the offshore wind energy team at Garrad Hassan in August 2006 where he held responsibility for offshore wind energy electrical system design. He continues with his involvement in the offshore team today. This covers all aspects of offshore wind electrical systems from array cabling, offshore substation export systems and onshore substation design. He has worked as part of the Turbine Engineering Services team on drive-train designs for multi-megawatt class (up to 7MW) turbine designs, covering the drafting of specifications for electrical drive-trains, generator and converter specifications and lightning protection systems. Lyndon also conducts regular training sessions and university lectures on electrical systems for renewable energy installations.

Ruben Menezes
Senior Engineer, Offshore Projects, DNV GL 

Ruben is an experienced senior engineer and project manager specializing in offshore wind projects at DNV GL. He has over 10 years’ experience in the European wind industry and holds a Master’s Degree in renewable energy. Ruben has broad based wind energy experience including feasibility studies, project developments, wind monitoring design using met masts and LiDARs, full wind energy assessments, asset lifetime evaluations, wind farm construction, and wind farm O&M. Ruben is part of the Offshore Wind Project Development team and is currently the technical lead for the European co-funded FOWIND project. He has actively managed and supported the deliverables of the pre-feasibility study, ports, infrastructure and supply chain study, policy study, and grid report. Ruben is currently working in preparing a full feasibility study.

Rohit  Gadre
Consultant, DNV GL Clean Technology Centre Singapore

Rohit is involved in projects for energy policy studies, electricity market analysis, and energy efficiency standards and in supporting other business development activities within the organisation. Rohit is a member of the team for this report. Recently, he finished a project for the National Environment Agency (NEA) that analyzed the energy efficiency of common industrial equipment in Singapore and made recommendations on regulatory measures to improve these after comparison with international benchmarks and initiatives.


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