Offshore wind will have a prominent role in India’s energy transition. As the world’s third- largest producer and fourth-largest consumer of electricity, India’s energy demand is forecast to grow between 6-7% year-on-year over the next decade. This will in turn require a large-scale and reliable renewable energy supply. As a clean, affordable, scalable and sustainable indigenous resource, offshore wind can become an important pillar for India to meet its power demand and wider strategic energy aims.
Given the strategic importance of offshore wind to meet India’s renewable energy targets, GWEC India highlights the key challenges for offshore wind sector development. There is a strong need for an action-oriented approach to progress the offshore wind market in India, beginning first with a demonstration project and then commercialisation. GWEC India makes a few recommendations in the report.
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