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. Currently, with over 23 GW of wind energy capacity already installed and generating power, India has a mature onshore wind energy system.
To complement the existing onshore wind energy capability, the NDA Government is giving serious impetus to offshore wind energy generation. The National Offshore Wind Energy Policy, recently announced by the Union Cabinet, aims to provide a never before boost to renewable energy development in the country.