According to reports, the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), an apex wind energy sector body has expressed its willingness to extend a helping hand to Chhattisgarh Government for its Renewable Energy policy with thrust on wind energy.

This policy will go a long way in further harnessing Renewable Energy in a big way in addition to the already launched green initiatives by the State Government, OP Taneja, Associate Director, IWTMA said in a Press conference held here on Wednesday.

The State has been very active with their green initiatives. As per National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chhattisgarh has a potential of 77 MW. Chhattisgarh is planning to add 2640 MW of additional renewable energy capacity by financial year 2018-19 and Wind Energy will be part of it, he said.

The Association is willing to extend all co-operation in making Chhattisgarh to become a renewable power intensive State to ensure energy mix to achieve the National target of 60,000 MW goal, Taneja said.

In India, Wind Energy generation is a mature industry and is growing at a remarkable pace. India ranks 4th globally and as on date about 30,000 MW is operational, he said.

Chhattisgarh State has formulated a good policy and have identified the potential areas in Bilaspur, Jashpur and Kabirdham districts, he said.

NIWE and CREDA have also installed a wind monitoring station in Bilaspur District.The investors in Chhattisgarh can definitely reap the benefits and can contribute in achieving the 60 GW of Wind Power in the country by 2022, Taneja said.

IWTMA has partnered with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) for the forthcoming mega three-day exhibition and two-day international conference –“WINDERGY INDIA 2017 from April 25 to 27 at Hotel Ashok in New Delhi, where 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, he said.

Windergy India 2017 is a mega event by the industry and for the industry and the main theme of the event is “Wind Destination: India” and “Wind Power Forever”, Taneja said.

The wind power is being installed in the country under three different modes—Sale to DISCOM under Feed-in-Tariff mode; Captive use; and Third party sale under Independent Power Producer (IPP) mode. The Central Government is promoting all three modes of installation, he said.

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