Turbine Industry in 2017-2018
New windmill installations fell to a five-year low between April 2017 and March 2018, according to data from the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA). The country saw an addition of just 1,762 megawatts (MW) of capacity, a sharp fall from the record high of 5,400 MW in the preceding year. Wind power installations in India fell to a five-year low in 2017-18.
Wind Energy Capacity
India’s total wind energy capacity now stands at 34,042 MW, a little over half the government’s target of 60,000 MW by 2022.
Future Course of Actions
The Indian wind industry is on course to achieve the government's 60 GW capacity target ahead of the 2022 deadline as it has already crossed 34 GW mark, according to the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA).
At the current rate, the wind industry is on course to add 30GW of new capacity in next three years, thereby taking the cumulative total capacity to 60 GW by FY'21.