Wind Energy - the Indian Scenario

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WIND ENERGY:
THE INDIAN SCENARIO

A Case Study by –
Ambareesh Soman: 10020243001
Samir Saini: 10020243009
Vidushyi Sahni: 10020243012
Vaidehi Deosthali: 10020243014
Eshaan Singh Thakur: 10020243006
Srinivasulu Vibhuti: 10020243010
Harneet Gogia: 10020243015
Anantaditya Aima: 10020243002

Symbiosis Institute of International Business MBA - E&E 2010-12 INDEX
COVER PAGE……………………………………………………………………………………1 INDEX…………………………………………………………………………………………….2 ABSTRACT………………………………………………………………………….....................3 1. RENEWABLE ENERGY SCENARIO IN INDIA……………………………………….......4

2. WHY IS WIND SO IMPORTANT ?........................................................................................5

3. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF WIND POWER IN INDIA……………………………..6

4. WIND ENERGY POTENTIAL IN INDIA………………………………………………......7

5. STATE WISE DISTRIBUTION OF WIND POWER GENERATION CAPACITY…..........8

6. OFF-SHORE WIND POTENTIAL IN INDIA……………………………………………...10

7. POLICY ENVIRONMENT FOR WIND ENERGY IN INDIA…………………………….11

8. KEY FACTORS AFFECTING WIND POWER GENERATION IN INDIA………………14

9. CURRENT TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS IN INDIA………………………………………...16

10. MISCONCEPTIONS REGARDING WIND ENERGY…………………………………….17

11. WIND MANUFACTURERS IN INDIA……………………………………………………18

12. ROLE OF C-WET IN THE INDIAN WIND INDUSTRY………………………………….20

13. THE FUTURE INDIAN WIND ENERGY SCENARIO……………………………………20

14. CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………………...22 BILBLIOGRAPHY……………………………………………………………………………...23

ABSTRACT
India has long played an important role in the world’s wind energy market. It was established in the 1990s and by 2005 it had developed into the world’s fourth largest market, the only sizeable market in Asia at that time. In 2008, India was the country that brought online the third largest amount of wind energy, after the US and China, and it now ranks fifth in total installed capacity with 10,925 MW of wind power installed at the end of 2009. A strong domestic manufacturing base has been main underlying factor for the growth of the Indian wind energy market. The Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon is now a recognized player on the global market, and many international companies are established in India. India has a great untapped potential for wind energy. According to official estimates, the country’s total wind energy resource amounts to 48 GW of commercially viable capacity, but some experts think that this figure is on the conservative side, and that technological improvements could significantly increase this potential. The positive development of wind energy in India has mainly been driven by progressive state level legislation, including policy measures such as renewable portfolio standards and feed-in-tariffs. At the moment, there is no coherent national renewable energy policy to drive the development of wind energy. This is urgently needed to realize the country’s full potential and reap the benefits for both the environment and the economy. The Indian government is currently considering the introduction of a national renewable energy policy, so this report comes as a timely reminder of how important a role wind energy could play in securing India’s energy security, curbing its CO2 emissions, providing new employment and boosting economic development. The Indian wind industry, both domestic and international, stands ready to do its part in achieving an energy revolution in India. With sufficient political will and the right policy frameworks, it could do even more. This paper gives a brief on the history of wind energy in India, the current state of production, the major policies that are guiding the industry at the moment and also suggests a way forward for the industry.

1) RENEWABLE ENERGY SCENARIO IN INDIA :

In the early 1980s, the Indian government established the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (MNES) to encourage diversification of...
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