National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

Ministry/Department : Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
Objective : Development of wind energy farms in offshore areas
  • Use of offshore areas within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the country for development of wind energy i.e up to the seaward distance of 200 Nautical Miles (EEZ of the country) from the base line
  • National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) is the Nodal Agency
  • No land acquisition hurdles
  • Cost will be almost double
  • Plant Load Factor for offshore plants will be greater
Factual Information:
  • Announced in 2015
  • India’s coastline = ~7600km. Hence great potential in offshore.
  • India has achieved significant success in the onshore wind power development, with over 23 GW of wind energy capacity already installed and generating power

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