India’s Wind Energy Capacity Set to Surge: From 43.7 GW to 99.9 GW by 2029-30


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The Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power, Shri R. K. Singh, recently disclosed some significant developments in India’s wind energy sector. As of June 30, 2023, the country’s installed wind energy generation capacity stood at an impressive 43,773 MW. During the fiscal year 2022-23, a substantial 71,814 million units of electricity were generated from wind energy sources across the nation.

The Minister further highlighted that several states have emerged as major wind energy producers during the same fiscal year. These states include Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.

In line with Prime Minister’s commitment at COP26, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is diligently working towards achieving an ambitious target. The goal is to achieve 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by the year 2030, which encompasses wind energy capacity as well.

According to the Central Electricity Authority’s ‘Report on Optimal Generation Capacity Mix for 2029-30 Version 2.0,’ the projected installed capacity for wind energy by the end of the year 2029-30 is estimated to reach an impressive 99,895 MW.

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These significant strides in the wind energy sector indicate India’s unwavering commitment to sustainable and renewable energy sources as it forges ahead in its quest for a cleaner and greener future.

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