India Sets 5-Year Wind Target

India has set a wind-power capacity target of 10,500 megawatts (MW) over the next five years, ensuring the country’s position as an emerging global leader in wind development.

“A target of 10,500 MW wind power capacity has been planned during the 11th five-year plan period in the country, including potential southern state of Tamil Nadu. State-wise targets are not fixed for wind power. However, the state government of Tamil Nadu has proposed a target of 2,500 MW wind-power projects in the state during the same period,” Minister for New and Renewable Energy Vilas Muttemwar said.

He said his department conducted wind-resources assessment studies in the coastal regions of the country, which indicate moderate to high wind-power potential particularly in Tamil Nadu state.

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