EU gives €4m for India’s offshore wind development

The global trade body for the wind power industry has launched a four-year project to help develop offshore wind energy in India. The EU is contributing €4 million (£3.3m) for […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The global trade body for the wind power industry has launched a four-year project to help develop offshore wind energy in India.

The EU is contributing €4 million (£3.3m) for the project which will focus on Gujarat and Tamil Nadu and look at the challenges and opportunities of offshore wind in the two states.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), which represents more than 1,500 companies and organisations in over 70 countries, said one of the goals is to learn as much as possible from the EU to make sure India’s venture into the offshore wind sector is done in the “most effective way”.

Steve Sawyer, GWEC Secretary General said: “We look forward to working with our Indian and European partners to help fuel India’s development with clean renewable energy.

“We believe that with careful analysis and thorough preparation drawing on our global network, offshore wind can make a significant contribution to ensuring that clean energy plays the dominant role in supplying India’s growing energy needs.”

The project will also help India develop an Offshore Wind Outlook up to 2032.

Last month India teamed up with the UAE to promote wind and solar energy in the two nations.