TECHNICAL REPORT ON DEVELOPING INDIA’S OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS
India’s demand for electricity is predicted to grow between 6 to 7 per cent every year over the next decade. To meet this demand, while meeting its NDC (to have 50 per cent of installed capacity for power generation comprise of non-fossil fuel-based energy sources), there is a need to accelerate the growth of wind and other renewable energy sources.
With its coastline extending over 7,500 km, India is well suited for the development of offshore wind energy. Moreover, it holds promise as an alternative source of energy for a country like India due to the lack of uncultivable land and challenges faced in acquiring land, apart from other bureaucratic hurdles for harnessing energy.. This technical report explores how India can best utilize its offshore wind energy potential.