MNRE Issues Concept Note To Develop Wind and Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks

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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recently issued Concept Note on Development of Wind Parks/ Wind-Solar Hybrid Park.Ministry has also invited suggestions and comments  by stakeholders by 28-11-2020.

To speed up the installation of wind power projects, the scheme for “Development of Wind Parks/ Wind-Solar Hybrid Park” is proposed. The Park will be a concentrated zone of development of Wind/ Wind-Solar Hybrid power projects and will provide an area that is well characterized, with proper infrastructure including evacuation facilities in place and where the risk of the projects can be minimized. Wind Energy Park will provide a plug and play solution (availability of land, transmission, necessary infrastructure and necessary approvals) to the investors for installing wind/ wind-solar power projects.

According to the ministry’s proposal, The probable sites for the development of wind or wind-solar hybrid power projects have been identified with the help of National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) on the basis of availability of mainly wind resource and suitability of land for wind power projects. 

The capacity of each park should generally be 500 MW and more, however parks of lower capacity may also be developed depending upon the availability of land and resources. In any case, the capacity of each park shall not be less than 50 MW. Park developers may also be allowed to pool small investors into the single park.

To know more refer to the document below:

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