Wind energy in India

Wind power is resultant from uneven heating of the Earth’s surface from the Sun and the warm centre. Most modern wind power is generated in the form of electricity by converting the rotation of turbine blades into Wind Energy into electrical current through an electrical generator. Windmills is a much older technology that generated wind energy and is used to turn mechanical machinery to do physical work, like crushing grain or pumping water.

India is amongst the world’s largest electricity-consuming and generating economies. Its annual electricity consumption accounts for about 4 per cent of the world’s total electricity consumption, and is set to grow at 8-10 per cent per year, propelled by the country’s accelerating economic growth.

To address this growing demand and create a viable power sector, successive governments have undertaken progressive initiatives such as the Electricity Act 2003, National Tariff Policy 2006, the Ultra Mega Power Projects, the Integrated Energy Policy, the National Electricity Fund and many more. The country’s manufacturing, service and agricultural sectors are all booming, but the energy sector has not kept pace with the needs of its fast expanding economy. According to figures from the ministry of the power, India’s energy consumption per head – 631 kwh/pa in 2008 – is expected to reach up to 1000 kwh/pa by 2012. If it is to meet these growing needs, India needs to substantially increase its current installed capacity

Table of Contents:

Executive Summary

Industry Overview

Industry in India

Market Structure & Segmentation

Market share & Competition Situation

Key Drivers

Key Challenges / Barriers

Key Opportunities

Key Success factors

Distribution System & structure

Market Entry Strategy

Finance for wind projects

Financial Analysis

Country Advantage

Regulatory Advantage & legal frameworks

Recent Activities

Industry SWOT

Future Outlook

The GWEO scenarios for India

PEST Analysis


List of Industry Associations

List of graphs & tables