In January 2018, the Indian government had announced its plan to auction 1000 MW of offshore wind power for this region with the plan to set up a total 5 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2022. The auction process has been official launched in April with a deadline on May 25th 2018. This concrete step forward will surely help India to reach its clean energy goals.
The Baltic Sea region attracts a lot of interest with many offshore wind projects already being developed and still a lot of potential available. The surrounding countries including Germany, Poland, Finland and Estonia are pushing for these offshore development but are at different stages in terms of supply chain capability.
In 2018, Turkey will launch its first offshore wind project in the Aegean Sea.The government announced that a call for tender will be made in the months to come.
Every year, WindEurope publishes its report on the evolution of the offshore wind sector. The conclusions for the year 2017 are impressive. Here are the five things to remember from this report:
R K Singh, Power and New & Renewable Energy minister of India announced that the government plans to reach 200 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including 5 GW of offshore wind power being auctioned just for next year ! To help India to reach its goal, Metocean Analytics offers now regional datasets for the Indian coasts !