“Windergy India 2022” 4th Edition of International Conference and Trade Fair, to be held from 27th to 29th April 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi India’s largest and only wind energy trade fair and conference to focus on quick migration to clean energy
“Windergy India 2022”
4th Edition of International Conference and Trade Fair, to be held from
27th to 29th April 2022, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
India’s largest and only wind energy trade fair and conference to focus on quick migration to clean energy
• Will deliberate on increasing platform size of wind turbines, higher indigenisation, easier financing mechanism, and cross industry collaborations to achieve national commitment of net-zero emission.
• Wind energy growth to create an additional 2 million jobs, especially in rural areas.
Chennai, 7th April 2022: Windergy India 2022, the upcoming mega wind energy trade fair and conference, is all set to enhance the wind energy eco-system by deliberating and facilitating quicker migration to clean energy in sync with national resolve.
The three-day mega wind energy event will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from April 27-29, 2022 and will focus on fulfilling national commitment of quick migration to clean energy of which wind energy is one of the pivotal pillars.
Shri R. K. Singh, Hon’ble Cabinet Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, Shri BhagwanthKhuba, Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, The Danish Ambassador His Excellency Freddy Svane, Shri Sunil Kumar, Hon’ble Minister for Energy, Government of Karnataka amidst other dignitaries and industry stalwarts would be part of the high-level conference that would run concurrently with the trade fair. The attendees can gain by meeting over 150 companies displaying their product, solutions and technology prowess at the show. With 2 days of intense deliberations along with the 3-day exhibition, it offers unmatched networking and business opportunities for participants.
Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, IWTMA said, “As per our nation’s commitment at COP26 and in line with our ambitious Renewable Energy targets, there is a great window of opportunity for India to build renewable energy assets and attract global investment in RE manufacturing to support the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. At IWTMA, we believe that RE is critical for reducing our oil imports, creating a sustainable economy and lowering the cost of power while providing an excellent launch pad for green ammonia, green methane, and green hydrogen to make India a carbon-free nation. The State of Tamil Nadu which has been the torchbearer for the Wind Energy Industry, will play a lead role in offshore wind energy on par with Gujarat has a promising future, clean hydrogen, and desalination resulting in investment, capacity addition and employment to catalyse India’s energy transition. IWTMA has been championing the cause of Wind Energy for over 2 decades. Windergy is our collaborative platform to transform India’s RE vision into reality and has enjoyed great support from the industry, the government and all its stakeholders”.
The Indian wind power industry also has an impressive annual manufacturing capacity of 10,000 MW of wind turbines, which can be ramped up to 15,000 MW in near future, with the right policy and financial support. The Indian wind energy sector has also achieved 80% indigenisation, which is in line with the “Make in India” initiative and has a special beneficial impact on the rural economy as apart from its contribution to the GDP growth, wind energy is also primed to create an additional 2 million jobs, especially in rural areas.
Windergy India 2022, the only comprehensive trade event for the wind energy sector, is being organised by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and PDA Trade fairs Pvt Ltd.
The largest wind energy event is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GoI, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA),Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA) Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ), World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), REAR – Renewable Energy Association, and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Partner country- Embassy of Denmark.
The people who can benefit from the event include Academicians, Associations and Industry Leaders, International Organisations, Banks and Financial Institutions, Clean-Tech Specialists, Consultants, Corporates, DISCOMS, Environmental Groups, Governments, Green Power Providers, Independent Power Producers, Investors, Landscape architects, Energy Consultants, Lawyers, Surveyors & appraisers, Media, and trade press, Municipalities, Non-Governmental Organisations, Non-profit Organisations, Think Tanks, PSUs, Power Consultants, R&D Institutions, Technology Developers, Trading Company/Distributing Agent, Utility Providers, Venture Capitalists, among others.
Note to the Editor:
Tamilnadu is the pioneer and torch bearer of Wind Energy in India. It dates back to late 80’s when demonstration of wind farms were set up with the assistance of DANIDA. The progressive policy of Tamilnadu for captive power use attracted huge investment from Textile and Cement industries to future proof their power cost. Small and retail investors took advantage of 100% Accelerated Depreciation (AD) by sale of power to the DISCOMs.
Tamilnadu has a potential of 68GW at 120mtr hub height which will fetch investment up to Rs.4,76,000 Crores into the State. Current installation 10 GW. It will further strengthen the robust supply chain, contribution to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mainly by MSME industries with localization of around 70 to 80%. Wind projects set up in the rural areas gives ample opportunity for job creation for skilled manpower for the ‘sons of the soil’.
Tamilnadu has fulfilled their RPO with their progressive policies. The last six years has seen a decline in all India installation with a paradigm shift from State Procurement to Centralized bidding from FY 2017-18.
Last 6 years Wind Installation Data of Tamilnadu
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22*
247 335 771 335 303 250
All India Wind installation data
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22*
5365 1762 1480 2118 1503 883
*upto February ‘22
The centralized bidding has also denied opportunity for small and medium investors as the minimum bid auction is 50 MW. The country is in energy transition, and one is aware that wind power is seasonal and intermittent. It is again a feather in the cap of Tamilnadu to work with industry and association for near accurate forecasting and scheduling which will pave the way for higher RE penetration.
Thanks to the clutch of policy measures, the state now has an opportunity to realize its full wind energy potential.
1. Under Open Access policy of MOP, a generator in Tamilnadu can use the power for captive use, sale to exchange and sale to C&I customers with waiver of ISTS charges (interstate transmission) up to 2025.
2. Sale to Exchange though a new concept can be very attractive and dynamic.CMD of India Energy Exchange (IEX) has predicted 25 GW merchant RE capacity in the next three years.
3. The Open Access policy is a boon to all small and medium size generators which was restricted in the reverse auction procurement of SECI.
4. Tamilnadu, as a pioneer state, has the best wind sites occupied by 1st generation turbines.The policy on repowering will open up huge opportunity for megawatt size turbines replacing small turbines.
Land, legal and connectivity issues would have to be addressed comprehensively to make repowering a real success as land is a finite source.
5. Tamilnadu has an offshore potential of 35 GW and installations can come up both on nearshore and offshore. This again a great opportunity for Tamilnadu to take the lead as done in onshore.
While tariff can be high initially, reaching critical volumes combined with high PLF would see a reduction in LCOE as demonstrated elsewhere in the world.
6. The buzz word is to convert power into transportable green hydrogen and from green hydrogen to green ammonia. This is the future and way forward in storage and transportation.
The Government of India has made its commitment in COP-26 to combat climate change and global warming with a laudable target of 500 GW of RE by 2030 of which wind alone is 140 GW. The target includes 50% of all generation by RE and reach ‘Net zero’ by 2070.
The industry is confident that this nature’s bounty will be accelerated both for onshore and offshore under the dynamic leadership of our Chief Minister, Thiru M.K.Stalin. The four pillars of wind Energy development will result in fresh investment to the state, fossil free power generation, encouragement of start ups and generation of rural employment.