India’s wind power potential estimated at 302 GW

India’s installable wind energy potential has been estimated to be 302 GW with towers of a height of 100 metres.

This has been estimated by the National Institute of Wind Energy and the new findings were released in the form of a wind atlas launched by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, on Wednesday.

At the launch, Goyal said that the wind atlas can help states plan their transmission networks better to take more wind energy. “It can also help in development of hybrid solar and wind systems which would help stabilise the grid and better utilise the transmission network,” Goyal said.

Earlier, India’s wind energy potential was measured to be at around 100 GW with a tower height of 80 metres.