Suzlon Welcomes India’s Offshore Wind Step
Shri Tulsi Tanti chairman of Suzlon has welcomed a recent approval of India’s National Offshore Wind Energy Policy by commenting.
“The approval on the national off-shore wind energy policy marks an epoch in India’s renewable energy history. It once again demonstrates the government’s thrust and serious action towards harnessing the renewable energy potential of our nation. Also, it is a testament of the government’s intent and action to enhance the role of renewables in India’s energy security.”
Tanti believes the first private sector offshore wind energy project would be sited off the Kutch coast which already has more than 1,000 MW of identified potential.
“With a coastline of 7600kms, India has enormous off-shore wind energy potential and cabinet approval is set in right direction to unlock this opportunity. Off-shore wind energy implementation requires fair amount of approvals from various departments. I am confident, this announcement will simplify and create a single window system for relevant approvals from various central government departments and state maritime boards too.”
“SUZLON group has access to the most matured off-shore wind energy technology and we are currently conducting a techno-commercial feasibility study in Gujarat, India,” Tanti concluded.