About The Project
The consortium led by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) implemented the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project. The other consortium partners included were the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), DNV GL, the Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) and the World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE). National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) joined the consortium as knowledge partner on 15 June 2015.
It was formed in response to a project proposal call under the Indo-European co-operation on Renewable Energy Program and was funded through a grant from European Union. In close consultation with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and State governments, this project facilitated offshore wind power development in India and in turn contribute to India’s transition towards the use of clean technologies in the power sector.
The project focused on the States of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu for identification of potential zones for development through techno-commercial analysis and preliminary resource assessment. It also established a platform for structural collaboration and knowledge sharing between stakeholders from European Union and India, on offshore wind technology, policy, regulation, industry, and human resource development. FOWIND activities helped facilitate a platform to stimulate offshore wind related R&D activities in the country.
The consortium was awarded the grant of €4.0 million by the delegation of the European Union to India in 2013. The project action was implemented from December 2013 to March 2018.