Wind power potential of the country

India’s installed wind power capacity (cumulative): 11,000 Mw Ranks 5th after US, Germany, Spain and China Wind energy potential estimated to be: Over 45,000 Mw Total generation target for 11th Plan period: 10,500 Mw* Govt has announced generation-based incentive of 50p/unit of electricity from wind power projects subject to maximum of Rs 62 lakh per Mw to increase investor base India ranks fifth in the world after the US, Germany, Spain and China with a wind power installed capacity (cumulative) of about 11,000 MW. With the availability of better and efficient wind turbines and increased infrastructure for power evacuation, the wind power potential of the country, currently estimated to be over 45,000 Mw, could go up further. The government has set a target for generation of 10,500 Mw from wind energy, out of the 14,000 Mw total renewable energy during the 11th Plan period. Also, it has announced a scheme for generation-based incentives of 50 paise per unit of electricity fed into the grid from wind power projects subject to a maximum of Rs 62 lakh per Mw to increase investor base.