Wind power continues to be a major constituent of India’s renewable energy (RE) based grid-connected power generation mix and constitutes 4%1 of the overall share of electricity generation in the country.
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), autonomous research and development institution of the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has estimated wind power potential at 100m height as 302 GW. This is almost 81% of the country’s current installed electricity generation capacity. India is expected to install about 20.2 GW between 2021 and 2025, taking the cumulative installed base of wind power in India to 58.8 GW by 2025.
The wind energy capacity in the south Asian country of India peaked at almost 40.1 gigawatts in 2021, an increase from a capacity of 38,559 megawatts in the previous year. India added 1.1 gigawatts of onshore wind projects in 2021, the slowest pace of new build in a decade. Siemens Gamesa and GE are the leading turbine industry players in India. Inox and Suzlon together are supplying 23% of new projects of wind turbines.