India will triple Wind Power to 33,000 MW by 2022

Dr. Abdullah also announced that in next 3 years, power generation from solar energy would reach about 1300 MW from its current negligible capacities. He was speaking at the 7th Knowledge Millennium Summit organised by Assocham.

Dr. Abdullah said that the proposed 33,000 MW capacities of wind power would be achieved through private public partnership initiatives. Dr. Abdullah added that huge private sector participation has already started coming in and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is currently examining such proposals for final clearance.

Government contribution in harnessing wind power energy would be minimal as private sector is more than keen to set up wind power generation projects in far off places to lit them up, indicated the Minister.

Simpler procedures are being followed up and clearances quickly expedited for necessary approvals for such projects so that government is able to get 33,000 MW of wind power capacities by end of 13th five year plan period, asserted Dr. Abdullah.

“My Ministry is also committed to take solar power generation capacities to an extent of 1300 MW in next three years as I have already given a commitment to this effect to the Prime Minister," said the Minister.