New Delhi: The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE)has declared medium and long term target for off-shore wind energy target of 5 GW and 30 GW by 2022 and 2030 respectively.
MNRE recently invited Expressions of Interest (EoI) for the first 1 GW offshore wind project in India, which has evoked keen response from the industry both global and Indian. In order to give confidence to the wind industry, the Ministry has declared medium and long term target for off-shore wind power target of 5 GW and 30 GW by 2022 and 2030 respectively, the statement said.
While this may look moderate in comparison to India’s on-shore wind target of 60 GW and its achievement of 34 GW and solar target of 100 GW by 2022, this would still be challenging considering the difficulties in installing large wind power turbines in open seas, the ministry statement added.
Offshore wind power would add a new element to the already existing basket of renewable energy for the country, it added.