?wind power india 2011′ to chart roadmap for additional 50 gw by 2020


Bengaluru, 7 March 2011: The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) announced in June 2008 by the Govt. of India proposes increasing the share of renewable energy (RE) in the total energy mix to 15% by 2020. In order to achieve this, NAPCC recommends pegging the minimum share of RE in the national grid at 5%, starting from 2009-10, to be increased by 1% per annum in the following years so as to reach 15% by 2020. This requires a quantum jump in RE generation across the country.

Wind power which has witnessed a phenomenal growth in India over the past few years could make a significant contribution towards the shift to a low-carbon and energy secure future. The country’s current cumulative installed capacity is 13 GW (as on Dec 2010), reaching 64 GW by 2020 (as per GWEC estimates). The current annual wind power market is about 2200 MW with forecasts predicting a 5000 MW annual market by 2015 (research done by the World Institute of Sustainable Energy). As per NAPCC, if India needs to achieve 15% RE by 2020, wind’s contribution to the total energy mix would need to transcend even greater heights, requiring an additional installed capacity of almost 50 GW by 2020, over and above the present level! Achievement of the NAPCC target thus poses several challenges to the states as well as policy makers and regulators, and wind industry stakeholders in India, who would need to rise up to the occasion and develop suitable strategies, policies and regulations to meet the NAPCC target. This includes a major focus on augmenting the power evacuation/grid facilities and transmission planning, availability of non-recourse project financing and skilled manpower, speedy and appropriate implementation of the latest policy/regulatory measures such as renewable energy certificates (RECs) [linked with state-specific renewable purchase specification (RPS) with penal provisions for non-compliance], the Indian Electricity Grid Code (IEGC) 2010, etc.

To understand, deliberate and discuss all these critical issues and challenges related to the role of wind power in attaining the 50 GW mark by 2020, the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), Pune, in association with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), and the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA) is organising WIND POWER INDIA 2011 from 7–9 April 2011 at the Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai. The event would witness the presence of 1000+ delegates, around 100 exhibitors and nearly 100+ renowned speakers from the national and international wind industry.

The opening day of the conference is highlighted by the main panel discussion on the role that wind power would play in achieving the 15% RE target by 2020. The theme paper on the subject would be presented by G M Pillai, Founder Director General, WISE, and the panel discussion on the topic would feature distinguished personalities including V P Raja, Chairperson, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC); Jan Declercq, Chief Business Development Officer, CG Power, Belgium; and Jose Donoso, Director–Business Development, Gamesa, and President, Spanish Wind Energy Association. Some other major distinguished speakers who would be present at the conference include, Hans Jorgen Koch, Dy. Secretary of State, Danish Energy Agency; Steve Sawyer, Secretary General, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Belgium; Dr Klaus Rave, Chairperson, GWEC; Christian Kjaer, CEO, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), Belgium; Stephen Miner, Sr. Vice President, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA); Dr Andrew Garrad, CEO, GL-Garrad Hassan, UK; Deepak Gupta, Secretary, Ministry


of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India; and Dr Pramod Deo, Chairperson, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi.

The opening day would also feature the CEO’s Forum, wherein chieftains of the wind industry would congregate on one single dais to discuss wind power development in south and south-east Asia. In addition, the conference would also focus on issues related to the role of wind power in climate mitigation; policy, regulation and market development of wind; technology, project development and operation of wind. The official side event, a ‘One-day conference on Small Wind Power’—aimed at tapping the huge opportunities for expansion of the small wind and hybrid market in the country—would be organised on 8 April 2011. The main objective of the side-event is to demystify the small wind and hybrid sector so as to increase transparency, infuse investor confidence, and overall, change the dynamism of the ‘small’ wind market into a ‘big’ investment opportunity.

The conference would also feature Knowledge Fora—a series of official side events comprising customised business meets and workshops offering unique networking opportunities. Under the Business to Business meet format, select suppliers and service providers will have the opportunity to present cost optimisation opportunities and strategies, customised business proposals, technology updates, product ranges, and service solutions in their area of specialisation in the wind industry. The topics for the fora include: Structuring optimization: wind turbine tower and hub; Gearing up: mechanical drive train; Generating savings: wind turbine electricals, electronics and services; Wind power forecasting in India; and Design, testing and certification of wind turbines.

A major highlight of the conference would be the presentation of ‘Wind India Awards’. These awards are an initiative of WISE and were first instituted during WIND INDIA 2006 in Pune. The awards are in recognition of the contributions made by the Indian wind industry and associated stakeholders in shaping a ‘clean and green India’, and would be presented in 17 different categories for the FY 2008–09 to 2009–10. The major categories include ‘Best capacity addition by manufacturer’; ‘Best service provider among manufacturers’; ‘Best O&M independent service provider’; Best performing wind turbine’; ‘Best wind power developer state’; “Best wind power project financier’, Best media report/publication on wind power, etc., including select awards for the small wind and hybrid sector in India.

For more information on the conference and exhibition, you may visit the conference website www.windpowerindia.in or email to info@windpowerindia.in.



The World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) is a not-for-profit institute committed to the cause of promoting sustainable energy and sustainable development, with specific emphasis on issues related to renewable energy, energy security and climate change. Since its inception in 2004, WISE has pioneered many important initiatives. Some of these include, piloting a model Renewable Energy Law for India, proposing a roadmap for generation-based incentives (GBI) for wind and solar power, developing state-level action plans for clean energy technologies, etc.

Website: www.wisein.org


The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is the credible and representative forum for the entire wind energy sector at the international level. With a combined membership of over 1,500 organisations, GWEC’s member associations represent the entire wind energy community. GWEC’s mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as one of the world’s leading energy sources, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits.

Website: www.gwec.net


The Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association (IWTMA) is the only body representing the country’s wind turbine manufacturers, providing a single contact point for policy makers, regulators and utilities at the national and state level. IWTMA’s main objective is to promote wind energy in India, facilitate the extension of knowledge in the field and interact with national and global energy bodies. IWTMA is a founding member of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) alongside other national and regional associations.

Website: www.indianwindpower.com

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  1. Yulie says:

    I have been doing some research on solar panel and wind truibne systems. The pricing is crazy. For a 10Kw solar grid tie kit system is between $35,000 and $40,000. If you install batteries add $3,000-$5,000. 10Kw will only power a small to medium home without electric heat. Using my electric usage and info from my local electric company payback is 60 years for solar and 361 years for wind. This is unexceptionable. The manufactures of the solar and wind are gouging the consumers. They are using the excuse of supply and demand for the high cost. When demand goes up so will mass production and the price will go down. This is true, but they are making a huge profit on what they are making now. Some items are in the 3000% markup range. Are the power companies keeping the price up so their profits don’t suffer? My local electric supplier has an ENERGY PARK that you can go see solar and wind power in action and check out real time data online. They have a 4Kw solar array installed and claim it cost $30,378 installed and a 2.5Kw wind truibne that cost about $20,000 installed. I think they are giving false numbers to consumers so you won’t go green. I was able to find a 3.5Kw kit online for $9,000. This doesn’t include any type of mounting materials. You can add $800-$1,200 for these materials. An installer will will charge you $2,000-$4,000 to install it. For the sake of argument lets say this will cost you $15,000 to install but still way out of line for you and me to install. That is a far cry from the $30,000 the power company claims. The power companies don’t want you to make your own electric. They are keeping the cost high so they will still make money off you. A 210w panel sells for around $600. They probably manufacture it for under $50. The cost needs to be $100-$150 to the consumer to make it affordable to the average home owner. 50 210w panels make a 10Kw system. That would be $5,000 not $40,000. The manufactures are raping us and the power companies are helping them to keep prices high. When will we get the technology at a proper cost? Let me know what you think.In response to the first 5 answers, Yes, if demand increases so will mass production and thus supply will increase and this will drive the price down. I looked into panels from China. From what I was able to find panels sell for $0.17-$0.45 per watt. In the U.S. they sell for $3.00-$5.00 per watt. Manufactures in the U.S. have lobbied for a higher tariff on solar products that makes them impractical to import on mass. These companies want to keep the price high so their profits stay high, and the power companies do not want you to produce all your own power. That would put them out of business.In response to Steve R, You need to do more research before you post another retarded comment like that. Air DOES have mass (just not very dense). When air is in motion it is called WIND . This motion creates energy. Have you ever heard of a tornado ? Get your facts together next time.

    1. au says:

      Thank you for your info and comment

  2. Hishgee says:

    I believe that i came up with the sotulion to help all small nations and islands especially the Caribbean. technology has advance tremendously and they are new ideas and inventions that could eliminate pollution and hunger in many nation. Advancement in solar power, wind energy,m bio-agriculture, energy sufficient homes just to name a few can eliminate hunger, reduce energy dependence and improve way of life. however, for large nations these plans seem impossible. Today i realize that despite the short coming in large nations, small islands and countries with a small radius can benefit from these advances. Here is a plan that i write up for my native country Jamaica, feel free to challenge my belief or change or alter this idea if you feel its flawed. Jamaicapopulation 1 milliona system of bio-agricultural plants can increase food production reducing hungerDependent on OIL..-utilizing solar energy would dramatically reduce dependency on oil- solar energy cars can be implementedHomes are insufficient and old – modern homes could reduce energy consumption and reduce dependency on oilPrimary source of electric is from coal plants- several turbine wind mills and solar plants could create sufficient energypeople travel miles on gas bustling cars to reach next town- a series of modern trains..solar could be used(this idea is in next 10 years, technology hasn’t been invented yet)By doing this Jamaica can maintain its beauty and preserve the environment..also in addiction plastics, woods and other environmental troubling devices could be reduce with the current advancement on green products.its just an idea..but what do you think, i want to get my masters in engineer and return home to start development..are these idea absurd or can they be implemented world wide/?

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