India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will meet with the companies and the consortia which expressed their interest to develop the country’s first commercial offshore wind farm later this month.
The meetings will be held on 23 and 24 July during which the developers will make 10- 15-minute presentations.
As reported earlier, 35 companies and consortia expressed their interest to build the 1,000MW project. The list issued by MNRE shows that there will be a total of 28 meetings held during the two days.
The initial call for the Expressions of Interest (EoI) had identified zones off the coasts of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for the development of offshore wind power.
This was later expanded to cover the entire EEZ of India subject to clearance from concerned Ministries/Departments as per the country’s National Offshore Wind Energy Policy.