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FOWIND at EWEA 2015 in Paris
As part of a series of ‘Doing Business in …’ workshops Global Wind Energy Council organised an international session at EWEA’s annual event (17-20 November 2015) with focus on markets outside Europe.  Shruti Shukla, GWEC’s Director of Policy and Global Projects, explained the latest developments in the FOWIND Offshore project and what opportunities lie ahead for the industry in India. …
Pre-feasibility Reports for Gujarat and Tamil Nadu
FOWIND developed the pre-feasibility reports for offshore wind development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu (India). The reports identify key offshore areas where detailed wind resource assessment should take place off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. These reports will form the basis for future offshore wind feasibility investigations, while at the same time supporting companies and government institutions in …
Global Tender
The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project, co-funded by European Union, invites tenders for supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for deployment across various locations in the state of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, in offshore, on existing platforms or suitable structures, for data acquisition with maximum reliability to assess offshore wind power potential. Detailed tender documents …

 

 

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MeteoPole appointed as supplier for FOWIND project
WindTech International In December 2013, a consortium has been formed to implement the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project funded by the European Union. The objectives of the FOWIND project include the identification of potential offshore sites through bankable wind data measurements. MeteoPole India, based in Hyderabad, has been selected to be the official technology partner and supplier of a ground-based …
Global Wind Energy Council says UK industry was on a policy rollercoaster in 2015
Energy Voice A new global wind power report highlights a “solid” UK performance despite a policy rollercoaster. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the international trade association for the industry, delivered its verdict on Britain in its latest snapshot of a sector taking in more than 80 countries. GWEC says 26 nations have more than one gigawatt (GW) of wind-energy generating capacity …
First Indian offshore wind tender ‘likely by 2019’
Recharge news The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) thinks India is likely to carry out its first offshore wind tenders before the term of the current government runs out in 2019, but remains cautious about the country’s offshore potential. “The size of that auction, we’re still not sure what that will be like,” GWEC’s …
Tapping our renewable energy
The Pioneer The approval of the national offshore wind energy policy is welcome, but the NDA Government must take note of the potential challenges of such projects, so that India can set its own benchmark in offshore wind energy generation  India has the world’s fifth highest onshore installed wind power capacity that contributes about 65 per cent of the renewable energy capacity. …
Wind starts to blow offshore
India Climate Dialogue Until now, it was the onshore wind sector in India which was making waves. However, with a pilot project in Gujarat underway and the FOWIND project, things may finally be looking up for wind offshore In the last few months, the government’s decision to continue with policies such as Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation-Based Incentive (GBI) – along with …
Tender invitations for Lidar to explore Indian offshore resource
India’s Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CStep) has invited tenders for first Lidar units to explore the offshore wind resource off the states of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Being run as part of the Fowind (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project, spearheaded by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the selected technologies will deployed across “various offshore …
LiDARs tender launched under offshore wind initiative for India
SeeNews Renewables The consortium under the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project has called a tender for the supply of Light Detection And Ranging Instruments (LiDARs) for sites off the coast of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
GWEC Recommends Path for Indian Offshore Wind
offshoreWIND.biz The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook report, in which it sets out recommendations for the development of the offshore wind industry in India.  The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC-led consortium in December 2013. The report reviews the experiences to date …
FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook
Energetica India The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced the launch of the Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook. This report is a crucial link to facilitating the development of a roadmap for offshore wind power in India.  The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC led consortium  in December 2013. The report …
GWEC maps Indian offshore route
reNews The Global Wind Energy Council has paved the way for a roadmap on offshore wind development in India with a report that reviews the experience to date in established markets. The Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook is part of the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India project launched by a GWEC-led consortium in December 2013. It scrutinises major offshore wind players …
GWEC recommendations for Indian offshore wind market
Greentech Lead Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in its latest Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment Outlook, has recommended a set of guidelines for Indian offshore wind energy market. While the offshore wind industry has completed over ten years in commercial operation, the industry in India represents a significant regulatory, technical and financial challenge, says GWEC. India has a strong record in onshore …
FOWIND Launches Global Offshore Wind Policy Assessment Outlook
Sun & Wind The report was developed as a part of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project launched by the GWEC led consortium in December 2013. The report reviews the experiences to date in major offshore wind markets (Belgium, China, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom) as well as puts the offshore wind sector in a larger context …