IWTMA is confident to achieve 60 GW by 2022 with proactive policies and investment,.

Indian wind Turbine Manufacturing Association (IWTMA), an apex body for wind sector, crossed yet another milestone by creating an installation of 5500 MW in 2016-17 as against Government target of 4000 MW.  IWTMA acknowledged the support of MNRE in framing and enforcement of various policies and initiatives. Andhra Pradesh created history by installation of 2190 MW, Gujarat 1275 MW and Karnataka 882 MW in the last fiscal year. The industry wishes to thank all the State Governments for their encouragement of wind power.

Addressing the press conference today, Mr. Sarvesh Kumar, Chairman-IWTMA said "While Competitive Bidding is a good vehicle - it must also encompass freedom in Open Access to sell the power to both captive and group captive transaction.”

The manufacturing capacity of 10,000 MW with 75% localization truly champions the MAKE IN INDIA’ campaign.  Several opportunities lie in wind solar hybrid, repowering and off-shore among others. The vision is to work towards the Clean Green India and move away from the dependence of fossil fuels.  The industry is confident to surpass the Government target of 60 GW by wind by 2022. MNRE announced a paradigm shift to Competitive Bidding as an interstate transaction for 1 GW.  4 bidders are awarded and the installations will come up in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat with a price discovery of Rs.3.46 per unit.  IWTMA has appealed to MNRE to announce a bid for 4 to 5 GW in 17-18 to keep the process on.

Mr. Chintan Shah, Vice Chairman, IWTMA said "The traction and wind penetration can take place only when all the States of India adopt RPO as per the guidelines of Ministry of Power on a three-year trajectory of 8.75%, 9.5% and 10.25% beginning 16-17.”Mr. Chintan Shah further added that tremendous opportunity lies in exports from India as our goods are accepted with international

quality.  We need to sort out problems of freight, logistics, and favorable lines of credit and this can witness an export of 2 to 2.5 GW per annum in a span of 18 to 24 months.  The association further said that 90% of the wind investment is from the private sector and its positive impact on rural economy and employment.

To convey this positive aspect of manufacturing excellence and cooperation of all stakeholders, IWTMA has partnered with Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Brussels, to organize a mega three-day Conference and Exhibition titled " WINDERGY INDIA 2017" from 25th-27th April 2017 at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.  Stakeholders with domain experience across the globe would deliberate and discuss the aspects over 10 sessions with domestic and international speakers totaling 90, spanning the Indian Power Horizon Enriched by Wind to technical aspects to accelerate growth.  With the theme, ‘Wind Destination India and Wind Power Forever’, WINDERGY India 2017 aims to provide opportunities for networking, collaborating, innovation, thought leaders and policy makers. Leaders from across the globe would deliberate, and discuss the way forward and come out with solutions with a concern for environment and combat global warming and climate change.

Alongside is a three-day spectacular exhibition showcasing latest technologies and services participated by 150 exhibitors from 10 countries with an expected foot fall of over 6000 visitors.

Wind Power | News published on 13/04/2017 by Rashmi Nargundkar

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