Greentech Lead India: India has added 3,200 MW of wind
power generation capacity in the country during 2011-12 in spite of tough
Though the wind industry has been complaining about
issues relating to grid in Tamil Nadu, the state topped with a generation
capacity addition of 1087 MW capacity.
K Kasthoori Rangaian, chairman of the Indian Wind Power
Association, said investors are keen to take up wind projects in spite of
difficulties, but need support.
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra are preferred locations
after Tamil Nadu. They have managed to add about 789.85 mw, 546 mw, 418 mw and
1087 mw respectively last year.
Six windy States have made rapid strides with Tamil Nadu
having a capacity of 6974 MW, Gujarat following with 2942 MW, Maharashtra (2735
MW), Rajasthan (2068 MW), Karnataka (2934 MW) and Madhya Pradesh (314 MW).
The Association has requested the Andhra Pradesh
Government to support them in implementing more projects by offering higher
tariffs and permitting trading in Renewable Energy Certification by entering
India announces generation based incentive scheme for wind
The Government of India has developed a Generation Based
Incentive (GBI) scheme for wind power projects in the country including for
coastal areas. The Government has formulated this scheme to promote wind power
projects by providing fiscal and promotional incentives. The scheme is meant
for a capacity of 4000 MW during the 11th Plan period.
The promotional incentives include concessional import
duty on certain components of wind electric generators, excise duty exemption
to manufacturers and an incentive of Rs.0.50 per unit of electricity fed into
the grid by wind power projects is provided over and above the tariff given by
the State utilities.
Under this scheme, a project can avail of a maximum of Rs
62 lakh per MW which is to be availed in a period not less than 4 years and
maximum period of 10 years.