India today has the 4th highest installed wind capacity in the world (35GW, Oct 2018, up 66% from 21GW, Mar 2014). Wind accounts for 47% of India’s 74GW installed renewable energy capacity. The Government has targeted 60GW wind by 2022.
India’s wind potential is concentrated in its southern, western and northern regions, across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Wind power projects are developed through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) process.
India’s wind industry has expert project operation capabilities and an extensive manufacturing base, with 70-80% indigenisation. Exports include turbines and components to the US, Australia, Brazil, Europe, and other Asian countries. All major global wind players operate in India.