The wind sector, in the last two years, has not seen much traction due to various reasons. And because of the recent cancellation of auctions in various states, the year will pass with a no-show from the sector that had earlier added 34 GW of capacity.
"The wind sector turnaround will start in 2019-20"
In an interview, DV Giri, Secretary General, Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association said that in 2018-19 with the dependence on the SECI bids that have an 18 months project period, and bids from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra will see the installation of around 2,000-2,500 MW in FY19, further adding that the turnaround will start from 2019-20 and the future is good for the industry.
Windmills of Change
Indian wind turbine technology is evolving. The industry is also confident of meeting the stiff renewable energy targets laid down by the government. The latest turbines to hit the market are being optimised for Indian wind conditions.
Winds of change
One of the most important segments in renewable energy-wind power-is all set for a turnaround. Repowering of wind projects could be the next great hope for this space.
We can support 10,000 MW of projects
In an hard-hitting conversation, Secretary General of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association, DV Giri suggests some major moves which the current government can take to scale up the capacity of wind power generation which will lead to immense opportunity for turbine manufacturers.
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