Wind power in India now at 32 GW and marching towards 75 GW




India celebrated Global Wind Day on 15 June – 500 GW is installed worldwide and India ranks fourth in the world after China, USA and Germany, with 32 GW as of March 2017.

We salute the Government of India to fix a target of 75 GW of wind power by 2022 and this is achievable given the technology and manufacturing capability by OEMs, investment climate for Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and lead taken by the Union Government and Wind States to promote wind power by favourable policies, and with financial institutions and banks playing an active role.

Wind power is just not an alternate source of power. It plays a vital role in shaping rural economy and providing rural employment. Wind power doesn’t consume any water and will play a greater role in the future as costs go rapidly down. Read more

The importance of renewable energy and wind power in particular is seen in the Declaration of Paris Climate targets to save the Planet Earth from global warming.

The Government of India’s Declaration to promote electrical vehicles aimed at switching mots if not all of its vehicles by 2030 will drive demand through renewable energy in a growing markets in India.

Wind industry is truly Make in India with 75% localisation and with immense potential of exports as a foreign exchange earner.

Government of India’s promotion of Green Jobs through the National Skill Development Council is another demonstration to make wind industry as a career for young technicians and engineering students.

Global Wind Day is to showcase solidarity and support to wind and its technology to drive it as a Green Revolution to power India in the future.

We, at the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) are proud to be a part of achieving energy security, without or minimal use of polluting fossil fuels.

We, in the IWTMA dedicate to power the Nation differently “Literally from thin air”.

D.V. GIRI
Secretary General
June 15, 2017