Edition 2016

Welcome to Windpowerindia



India ranks fourth amongst the wind-energy-producing countries of the world after China, USA and Germany.

Estimated potential is around 49130 MW at 50 m above ground level and 102788 MW at 80 m above ground level.

Exhaustive wind resource assessment has been carried out in 826 stations spread over various parts of the country. As on date 244 Wind Monitoring stations have indicated wind power density 200 W/m² or more at 50 m above ground level.

Micro Survey of Wind Resource for 97 Wind Monitoring Stations have been completed to know the zone of influence and Wind Power Potential around the stations to meet the requirement of wind energy developers in the country.

Windfarms have been installed in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal. Majority of installed capacity belongs to Private Sector in seven states

A good number of wind turbine manufacturers are active in India and producing Wind Electric Generators (WEGs) of rating 225 kW to 2800 kW.

A large number of agencies have come up to supply components/spares/ accessories and to provide services like Erection, O&M, Civil & Electrical Construction, Consultancy etc.

A large number of water pumping windmills and small aero-generators have been installed in the country.

Wind-Solar and Wind-Diesel Hybrid systems have also been installed at a few places.

The Central Ministry and several State Nodal Agencies encourage growth of Wind Energy Sector through financial incentives and policy support.

The Central electricity Regulatory commission & State electricity Regulatory Commissions have declared suitable tariff for wind power, Renewable Purchase specifications, Renewable energy certification etc.

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India has established a National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) at Chennai with field test station at Kayathar to act as technical focal point for wind power development in the country.

Financial assistance for Renewable sources of energy is available through Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a supporting arm of MNRE, GOI.


Facts & Figures

Largest Rating of WEG installed

2800 kW, Regen Powertech

Highest Hub Height of WEG installed

120 m, Suzlon Energy, 2100 kW

Maximum Rotor Diameter of WEG installed

111 m, Suzlon Energy, 2100 kW

Maximum Installations in a State

7437 MW, Tamil Nadu

Maximum Installed Capacity by a WEG Supplier

8630 MW, Suzlon Energy

Highest Elevation at which Windfarm Established

1100 m.a.s.l at Vankusawade, Maharashtra

First WEG Installed under Demonstration Projects

55 kW & 110 kW, Micon make at Mandvi, Gujarat, commissioned on 15.01.1986

First Commercial Windfarm Developer

M/s Pandian Chemicals, Madurai (T.N) 250 kW WEGs, NEPC-Micon make at Kattadimalai, Dist. Kanyakumari (T.N) commissioned on 28.03.1990

First Concrete Tower for WEG

Enercon 230 kW WEG at Gudimangalam, Dist. Coimbatore

First Wind Monitoring Station

Sultanpet (T.N.) established on 28.07.1986

First Wind-Diesel Project

Sagar Island (WB), supplied by Auroville Wind Systems for WBREDA

First Joint Sector Company

M.P. Windfarms Ltd., Bhopal, M.P. (Promoted by Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd., IREDA & M.P. Urjavikas Nigam Ltd.) formed in the year 1994

First exclusive Web-site on Windpower Programme in India

www.windpowerindia.com developed by Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd., Bhopal in the year 2000 (being updated every month)

First Directory on Windpower Programme in India

Directory Indian Windpower a unique publication of its kind, being published annually by Consolidated Energy Consultants Ltd., Bhopal, since 2001.