Prime Minister Narenda Modi and his Union Cabinet approved the strategic agreement that was reached by the competent ministries on cooperation in March, with a focus on offshore wind energy.
India wants to learn from the best in connection with offshore wind farms. The cooperation agreement between India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Danish Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate does also cover the establishment of a joint Indo-Danish research center of renewable energy.
Learning from the best
Denmark would bring technical capacity, operational and organizational experience into the project, whereas this ’Centre of Excellence’ would do research and development on various clean-energy related technologies and solutions besides wind; solar and hydro power, storage technologies, energy efficiency and systems integrationetc.
The signature of the prime minister came the same time when Vice President declared on the fourth Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific Congress 2019 that his country redefined the renewable energy goal as 227 Gigawatts fpr 2022. Venkaiah Naidu stated that the country is well on its way to exceeding the previous capacity target of 175 GW.
Now India added a goal of 5 GW offshore-wind capacity within the same timeframe and projection and a prefered capacity up to 30 GW by 2030. The demonstration project is to be set up in Gujarat attracted 35 responses from both domestic and international companies. The offshore wind park begins to produce apx. 100 MW energy from the second half of this year.
Denmark is a world leading country in wind energy and turbine production. Wind turbines delivered 43,6 percent of the country’s electricity consumption in 2017.