India has the fifth largest installed wind power capacity in the world. Wind power accounts for 6% of India’s total installed power capacity, and it generates 1.6% of the country’s power. It is estimated that 6GW of additional wind power capacity will be installed in India by 2012, taking the total installed capacity beyond 15GW.
The total potential for wind power in India was first estimated by the Centre for Wind Energy Technology at 45 GW, and was recently increased to 48.5 GW. With larger turbines, greater land availability and expanded resource exploration, the potential could be as high as 100 GW. This potential for wind energy significantly widens the attractiveness of the Indian wind energy segment. The growth in wind energy sector is expected to bring forth a whole range of opportunities for Indian entrepreneurs and businesses, and these opportunities are present along the entire wind energy business value chain.
India Wind Energy Summit 2012, being hosted on the 19th and 20th of April, 2012 in Chennai, India will feature the most prominent industry leaders and government officials from across the globe providing informative and inspiring discussions pertaining to India’s current needs and their ambitious future. India welcomes the international community to join this forum to discover new strategies and technologies that can assist in building the wind industry to accommodate the domestic and international market.