The annual international conference and exhibition “Windergy” will become a high-profile event in the field of wind power, which will be held from 25 to 27 April 2017 in New Delhi (India). The event will be attended by local, regional and international experts and service providers in the field of wind power. Presentations are provided on the following topics:
• Operation and maintenance;
• Management of networks;
• forecasting of wind resources;
• Research and development;
• Logistics and transportation.
It should be noted that in recent years India has increasingly been adhering to the strategy of transition to renewable energy sources for meeting its domestic electric power demand. As of today wind energy is one of the most prosperous sources of renewable energy in India: in 2016 an installed capacity of the country’s wind farms exceeded 28.7 GW and already occupies the fourth place in the world ranking on this indicator.
The country is gathering pace to a large extent due to the project implementation of offshore wind power promotion “Facilitating Offshore Wind in India” (FOWIND) started up by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).
The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced plans to achieve the target of 60 GW for wind power by 2020, as well as a goal was set to increase the share of capacities of all types of RES (MNRE’s quote, “All forms not related to fossil fuels”) in the country’s energy balance up to 40% by 2030.
To achieve the targets in the next few years the wind power sector in India plans to grow by 6 GW per year.