India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy informed that wind energy projects produced 64.54 billion units of electricity during the April-January period of 2022-23.
Tamil Nadu and Gujarat states lead in terms of generating electricity through wind energy.
Gujarat produced 17,062 million units of electricity from wind energy power projects during April 2022-January 2023.
Tamil Nadu generated 15,703 million units of electricity from wind energy power projects during the period under review.
The government has taken several measures for promoting wind energy, like declaration of trajectory for wind renewable purchase obligation – Wind RPO – up to 2030.
The government has announced concessional Customs duty exemption on certain components required for manufacturing of wind electric generators.
Generation-based incentive is being provided to the wind projects commissioned on or before March 31, 2017.
The energy storage capacity developed in the country as on March 13, 2023 is 4,745.60 MW from Hydro Pumped Storage Projects and 39.12 MWh from Battery Energy Storage System.
However, this energy storage capacity is not specific to any particular technology, official sources said.