Revitalising The Wind Energy Sector

Undertaken By: Multiple,    Recent Publication: 2019

Wind energy contributes 60 gigawatts(GW) to India’s target of achieving 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. However, in the last few years, the sector has witnessed an immense slowdown. The annual capacity addition of wind energy was below 2 GW for the last two consecutive years- a drastic 60 per cent decrease from the financial year 2016–17. Frequent policy changes, infrastructural unpreparedness, and a lack of consensus among stakeholders have crippled the growth of the sector, thereby jeopardising the possibility of achieving national targets in time. The lack of focus on this sector is also distorting the existing strong domestic wind manufacturing industry. This initiative is looks at policy roadmaps that can help revitalise this sector.