Guidelines for development of onshore wind power projects

To ensure healthy and orderly growth of wind power sector in the country, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy issued guidelines for development of wind power projects in July 1995 and same were revised from time to time. In addition the Government has taken various initiatives to encourage wind power development in the country. All these efforts have resulted in reaching 28.1 GW of wind power installed capacity in the country at the end of September 2016 and now, India is globally placed at 4th position in terms of wind power installed capacity. The objective of these guidelines is to facilitate the development of wind power projects in an efficient, cost effective and environmentally benign manner taking into account the requirements of project developers, State and national imperatives.

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