India has an estimated offshore wind energy potential to generate around 70,000 Megawatt (Mw) power, most of that identified in coastal Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, according to the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE).
Initial studies indicate a potential of about 70 Gigawatt (GW) within the identified zones in the coasts of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu only.
Ministry is planning to develop the first offshore wind project of 1 GW capacity off the coast of Gujarat. The required geophysical study for 365 square km has already been completed and the geo-technical and met-ocean studies are under progress.
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has floated the expression of interest (EoI) for this first offshore wind energy project of India.
All the stage-I clearances as per national offshore wind energy policy has been obtained for the proposed 1 GW project. Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed offshore project is being carried out by National institute of Oceanography, Goa.
The parliamentary panel has also recommended that MNRE should encourage wind–solar hybrid projects as much as possible in order to minimize the intermittency of renewable power.
This is a Syndicate News-Feed