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National Offshore Wind Energy Policy - 2015

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Nodal Agency

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Applicable Technologies

Offshore wind power projects.

Policy Period

 Not available

Policy Highlights
  • To explore and promote deployment of offshore wind farms in the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of the country, including those under public-private partnership.
  • The policy allows for foreign direct investment (FDI) participation, public private partnership, and international collaborations.
Incentive Amount

Fiscal and financial incentives available to onshore wind power projects may also be made available to offshore wind power projects.

Eligibility Conditions

Not available

Implementing and Monitoring Agencies

  • Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) - Nodal Ministry.
  • National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) - Nodal Agency.
  • Offshore Wind Energy Steering Committee (OWESC) under the chairmanship of Secretary, MNRE – Monitoring Agency.
  • The Ministry of Shipping/State Government/State Maritime Board - provide access to port or port like facilities with sufficient infrastructural facilities.
Additional Information
  • The policy also covers the duties of the monitoring and implementing agencies, elements of development of offshore wind energy, clearance/NOC requirements.

  • Essential elements of development and clearances of offshore wind energy are provided in the policy document.

Evacuation Arrangement

Central Transmission Utility (CTU) and/or State Transmission Utility (STU) will undertake onshore evacuation and grid-connectivity.

Provision for policy review

Government of India will review this policy as and when required in the event of any technological breakthrough or any change taking place in related policy or goals


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