Wind Power is Centre Piece of Renewable Energy Thrust

Shri Gireesh Pradhan

In his inaugural address at the Round Table on Wind Power Programme in New Delhi on 01AUG12, Shri Gireesh Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, emphasized wind power as one of the main sources of renewable energy. In doing so, he announced the GOI will be promoting commercial wind power projects through private sector investments by providing fiscal incentives such as 10 year tax holiday on income generation from renewable projects as well as excise duty exemption for manufacture of wind electric generators and parts etc.

Shri Gireesh PradhanShri Pradhan said India stands 5th in the World in terms of total installed wind power capacity of about 17,600 MW.

The day-long Round Table on Wind Power Programme held sessions to discuss policy issues, financial and tariff related matters, grid connectivity and power evacuation.

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