Stakeholder Consultation Workshop

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop


9 March, 2018, 10:30 am till 9 March, 2018, 6:00 pm

FOWPI Project Management Team

A strategic consultation workshop was conducted on 9th March, 2018 with a motive ‘Towards a Development Plan for India Offshore wind’. This workshop was conducted under the flagship of European Union and India for ‘Clean Energy and Climate Partnership’. This event was jointly organized by COWI A/S and WinDForce Management Services Pvt. Ltd.

Workshop Agenda


Time Slot




Registration and welcome coffee


Welcoming and Opening

H.E. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador, European Union


Shri A. Kumar, Secretary, Government of India MNRE


Wind resources in India

Dr. K Balaraman, NIWE

The socio-economic, energy security and climate benefits of offshore wind energy

Mr. Chris Willow, Innogy

Perspective of the Manufacturer Industry

Mr. Sarvesh Kumar, IWTMA


Tea/Coffee break


De-risking offshore wind through a guaranteed pipeline of projects : views from Europe

Mr Wim Biesemans, Belgian Offshore Platform

The phased deployment of first offshore wind projects: a way to steepen the learning curve

Mr. Kasper Yttesen, Siemens Gamesa

The Taiwan experience with starting offshore wind energy

Mr. Andreas Wagner, Stiftung Offshore-Windenergie


The importance of sound permitting and licensing procedures for offshore wind deployment and Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Offshore Windfarms

Mr. Terence Fong, ERM

Infrastructure needs for the deployment of offshore wind in Gujarat and Tamil Naidu


Mr. Steve Sawyer, GWEC, FOWIND study

Challenges related to the grid integration of offshore wind energy


Mr. Sandip Sinha, ABB India

Government of India and India's States strategy to develop the framework conditions for offshore wind in India

Dr. Katyal, NIWE




Evolution of LCoE in European offshore wind energy projects

Mr. Per Vølund , COWI

Optimising support schemes and award procedures for de-risking first offshore wind projects

Mr. Mark Leybourne, ITPEnergised


Insights from the EU funded project 'First Offshore Wind Park in India' (FOWPI)

Mr. Per Vølund, COWI/FOWPI project

Preparedness of Gujarat

Mr. Sujit Gulati; State of Gujarat, GETCO


Tea/coffee break


The EIB's experience with financing offshore wind energy; a perspective of financing deployment of offshore wind in India

Dólan Cannon, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Presentation on private sector views

Mr. Sunil Jain, Hero Future Energies

Challenges and opportunities for supporting India offshore wind energy by public financial institutions

Mr. Chintan Shah, IREDA


Final discussion and Conclusion

The role of a clear government strategy to cost-effectively realise offshore wind



The presentations delivered by the above speakers at the workshop could be found at the following link.