India to add 3 gigawatts wind energy in 2016

With the Central government setting in place a target of generation of 60,000 MW wind energy by 2022, many independent power producers and other wind energy players are awaiting the new policy guidelines by the ministry of renewable energy, which are to be finalised soon.


They feel that if the policy is in the right direction and it will provide a major growth impetus to the wind energy sector, which is largely untapped.

“Our country has a capacity to develop 9,500 MW wind power. Out of which, we are all set to achieve 3,000 MW this year and additional 1,200 MW by next year,” said Ramesh Kymal, chairman, renewable energy council, CII Godrej GBC.

Elaborating further on the untapped potential in Telangana, Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association chairman, Sarvesh Kumar said, “the state has a capacity of 4,500 MW and can achieved in the next three to four years.”