Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) is pleased to announce 3,472.15 MW of installed wind capacity by the Indian wind industry in 2015-16.
The Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has announced the latest installed capacity numbers of the wind industry. The total installed capacity for 2015-16 comes in at 3,472.15 MW, which is higher than the previous highest of 3,196.66 MW installed in 2011-12.
“The industry has done very well this year,” said DV Giri, Secretary General of the IWTMA. In 2015-16, Madhya Pradesh was the state with the highest installed wind capacity, at 1,291.90 MW, followed by Rajasthan at 687.90 MW. In terms of manufacturers, the highest numbers came from Gamesa (1003.70 MW), Suzlon (900.10 MW), Inox (790 MW) and ReGen (313.50 MW).
“We expect the numbers to cross 4,000 MW in the next period [2016-17],” said DV Giri. Apart from some wind states which are expected to do well, the reduction in Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and possible sunset clause on Generation Based Incentive (GBI) are expected to contribute to the higher numbers next year.
The wind industry, with its high level of indigenization, is a strong supporter of the Prime Minister’s Make In India campaign. The industry is also poised to attain the Prime Minister’s target of 60GW by 2022.