Wind Energy Projects in India

The Ministry has established 653 wind monitoring stations in the country through Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), Chennai for carrying out wind resource assessment. The wind data of these locations is available with C-WET and is used by developers for setting up of wind power projects.

As per an estimation done by the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), Chennai, the wind power potential in the country is estimated at 49,130 MW at a height of 50 m. The State/UT-wise details are given below:-

State-wise Wind Power Potential

States/UTs-Installable Potential (MW)

Andhra Pradesh-5394


Karnataka -8591


Madhya Pradesh-920



Tamil Nadu-5374

West Bengal-22


Andaman & Nicobar – 2

Arunachal Pradesh- 201

Assam – 53

Chhattisgarh – 23

Himachal Pradesh- 20

Jammu & Kashmir – 5311

Lakshadweep – 16

Manipur – 7

Meghalaya – 44

Nagaland -3

Sikkim – 98

Uttarakhand – 161

Uttar Pradesh – 137

Total – 49130

The Ministry of new and Renewable Energy provides funds only for Generation based Incentive (GBI) for wind power energy projects through the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). The funds released for GBI during 2010-11 and 2011-12 are Rs. 25.00 crore and Rs. 21.18 crore respectively.

Wind Power Installations are taken up in commercial mode with private sector investment under the policies of respective State Governments.

This information was given by the Minister of New and Renewable Energy Dr. Farooq Abdullah in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.