Win­dergy In­dia 2017

Power Watch India - - EVENTS -

The In­dian Wind Tur­bine Man­u­fac­tur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (IWTMA) in part­ner­ship with Global Wind En­ergy Coun­cil (GWEC) re­cently in­au­gu­rated a two-day in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion and three-day in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence, ‘Win­dergy In­dia 2017’ in the Cap­i­tal.

While the spec­tac­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tion with over 150 ex­hibitors drawn from over 10 coun­tries was in­au­gu­rated by To­masz Ko­zlowski, the Euro­pean Union Am­bas­sador, in the pres­ence of cap­tains of the wind in­dus­try led by Guest of Hon­our, Su­mant Sinha, Chair­man and CEO, Re­New Power, Tulsi Tanti - CMD, Su­zlon Group, Ramesh Ky­mal - CMD, Gamesa Re­new­ables Pvt Ltd, Mad­husu­dan Khemka, MD, ReGen Pow­erTech Pvt Ltd and Sarvesh Ku­mar, Pres­i­dent and COO, RRB En­ergy Ltd and Chair­man, IWTMA, Chin­tan Shah, Pres­i­dent SBU, Su­zlon Group and Vice Chair­man, IWTMA and the GWEC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, Steve Sawyer.

The event marked the show­cas­ing of lat­est tech­nolo­gies by the lead­ers of the wind in­dus­try across the globe who con­verged at Win­dergy In­dia 2017.

Co­in­cid­ing the grand oc­ca­sion to mark the in­au­gu­ral day, the Global Wind En­ergy Mar­ket Out­look Re­port was re­leased by Steve Sawyer, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, GWEC while the “In­dian Wind En­ergy Out­look” book­let was re­leased by Su­mant Sinha, Chair­man and CEO, Re­New Power.

Guest of Hon­our Su­mant Sinha said, “This mar­quee event will pro­vide a plat­form for ex­perts to ex­change views and best prac­tices to help grow the sec­tor. Wind en­ergy is al­ready a sig­nif­i­cant por­tion of the re­new­able ca­pac­ity in­stalled in In­dia and there is enough po­ten­tial for the coun­try to reach its tar­get of 60 GW by 2022. The ecosys­tem of man­u­fac­tur­ers, IPPs and in­vestors is well es­tab­lished. In­dia re­cently be­came the first coun­try in Asia to in­tro­duce auc­tions in the wind sec­tor and it helped dis­cover a very com­pet­i­tive price. Last year wit­nessed a stel­lar per­for­mance by the sec­tor with an ad­di­tion of 5.4 GW ca­pac­ity, sur­pass­ing all pre­vi­ous records. How­ever, to sus­tain mo­men­tum in the long run, the gov­ern­ment must en­sure strong Re­new­able Pur­chase Obli­ga­tion (RPO) com­pli­ance to meet the 60 GW tar­get, which must be a sacro­sanct num­ber for us as a nation. In the im­me­di­ate term, the ca­pac­ity ad­di­tion mo­men­tum needs to con­tinue through an­nounce­ment of fur­ther wind auc­tions both at the State and Central level. In In­dia, wind en­ergy is in a unique po­si­tion as com­pared to other forms of re­new­ables as it gen­er­ates em­ploy­ment both at the equip­ment man­u­fac­ture as well as at the power gen­er­a­tion stage; thereby

con­tribut­ing to the Make in In­dia pro­gramme of the gov­ern­ment.”

800 GW by 2021: GWEC

The Global Wind En­ergy Coun­cil (GWEC) re­leased its flag­ship pub­li­ca­tion Global Wind Re­port: An­nual Mar­ket Up­date re­cently. Global Wind En­ergy Coun­cil’s (GWEC) flag­ship pub­li­ca­tion is the in­dus­try’s premier global re­port and most widely used source of data. This 76-page Global Wind Mar­ket Re­port pro­vides a com­pre­hen­sive snap­shot of the global wind in­dus­try now present in more than 90 coun­tries, 29 of which have more than 1,000 MW in­stalled, and a fur­ther nine with more than 10,000 MW. This year’s edi­tion in­cludes in­sights into the 20 top wind mar­kets across the world, in­clud­ing new wind power hotspots Viet­nam and Ar­gentina, a five-year mar­ket fore­cast out to 2021, a chap­ter on the global off­shore wind mar­ket and much more. The re­port, spon­sored by Ingeteam and Vaisala, was launched at a press con­fer­ence at Win­dergy In­dia 2017 in New Delhi.

More than 54 GW of clean re­new­able wind power was in­stalled across the global mar­ket in 2016, which now com­prises more than 90 coun­tries, in­clud­ing nine with more than 10,000 MW in­stalled, and 29 which have now passed the 1,000 MW mark. Cu­mu­la­tive ca­pac­ity grew by 12.6% to reach a to­tal of 486.8 GW.

“Wind power is now suc­cess­fully com­pet­ing with heav­ily sub­sidised in­cum­bents across the globe, build­ing new in­dus­tries, cre­at­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of jobs and lead­ing the way to­wards a clean en­ergy fu­ture. We are well into a pe­riod of dis­rup­tive change, mov­ing away from power sys­tems cen­tred on a few large, pol­lut­ing plants to­wards mar­kets in­creas­ingly dom­i­nated by a range of widely dis­trib­uted re­new­able en­ergy sources. We need to get to a zero emis­sions power sys­tem well be­fore 2050 if we are to meet our cli­mate change and devel­op­ment goals,” said GWEC Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Steve Sawyer

Wind power pen­e­tra­tion lev­els con­tinue to in­crease, led by Den­mark push­ing 40%, fol­lowed by Uruguay, Por­tu­gal and Ire­land with well over 20%, Spain and Cyprus around 20%, Ger­many at 16%; and the big mar­kets of China, the US and Canada get 4, 5.5, and 6% of their power from wind, re­spec­tively. GWEC’s rolling five year fore­cast sees al­most 60 GW of new wind in­stal­la­tions in 2017, ris­ing to an an­nual mar­ket of about 75 GW by 2021, to bring cu­mu­la­tive in­stalled ca­pac­ity of over 800 GW by the end of 2021.

Growth will be led by Asia: China will con­tinue to lead all mar­kets, but In­dia set a new record for in­stal-

la­tions this past year and has a real shot to meet the gov­ern­ment’s very am­bi­tious tar­gets for the sec­tor; and there are a num­ber of ex­cit­ing new mar­kets in the re­gion with great po­ten­tial.

Mar­ket fun­da­men­tals are strong in North Amer­ica, and Europe’s steady if un­spec­tac­u­lar march to­wards its 2020 tar­gets has been given a big boost by the year’s most ex­cit­ing new devel­op­ment: the dra­matic price re­duc­tions for off­shore wind. Europe will con­tinue to lead the off­shore mar­ket, but the low prices have at­tracted the at­ten­tion of pol­icy-mak­ers world­wide, par­tic­u­larly in North Amer­ica and Asia.

“Off­shore wind has had a ma­jor price break­through in the past year, and looks set to live up to the enor­mous po­ten­tial that many have be­lieved in for years. We see the tech­nol­ogy con­tin­u­ing to im­prove and spread be­yond its home base in Europe in the next 5-10 years,” con­tin­ued Sawyer. De­spite Brazil’s po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic woes, other coun­tries in the re­gion have stepped up to fill the gap, es­pe­cially Uruguay, Chile and the re­gion’s most ex­cit­ing new mar­ket in Ar­gentina. Africa will have a big year in 2017, led by Kenya, South Africa and Morocco, and the fu­ture of wind on the con­ti­nent looks bright. Af­ter a lull, the Aus­tralian mar­ket looks to come roar­ing back with a strong pipe­line of projects to be built out over the next few years.

“Over­all, we have a lot of con­fi­dence in the wind power mar­ket go­ing for­ward, as the tech­nol­ogy con­tin­ues to im­prove, prices con­tinue to go down and the call for clean, re­new­able power to re­duce emis­sions, clean our air and cre­ate new jobs and new in­dus­tries only gets stronger with each pass­ing year,” con­cluded Sawyer.

In­dian wind en­ergy – A brief out­look

A joint pub­li­ca­tion by GWEC and IWTMA, In­dian Wind En­ergy – A Brief Out­look, ex­am­ines the cur­rent sta­tus of wind power devel­op­ment in In­dia, as­sesses the po­ten­tial for fu­ture growth, and high­lights the so­cio-eco­nomic, en­vi­ron­men­tal and en­ergy se­cu­rity ben­e­fits. It pin­points re­main­ing ob­sta­cles, which need to be over­come for In­dia to fully ex­ploit its rich wind re­source. The re­port sum­marises the cur­rent state of the In­dian wind mar­ket for mem­bers of the in­dus­try, pol­icy-mak­ers and par­tic­i­pants alike to un­der­stand the mar­ket op­por­tu­ni­ties. In ad­di­tion, it gives in­sights into the chal­lenges go­ing for­ward for wind power devel­op­ment in In­dia. The In­dian wind in­dus­try now holds fourth po­si­tion in the world with in­stal­la­tions of over 31 GW, with al­most 90% of the in­vest­ment com­ing from the pri­vate sec­tor. The In­dian man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor has de­vel­oped state-of-art tech­nol­ogy, a strong sup­ply chain with 75% lo­cal­i­sa­tion, cham­pi­oning the gov­ern­ment’s Make in In­dia cam­paign. Man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity is about 10 GW which can be ramped up to 15 GW.

As an or­gan­iser of the pre­mium event along with GWEC, Sarvesh Ku­mar Pres­i­dent and COO, RRB En­ergy and Chair­man, IWTMA said, “Big names in the wind in­dus­try such as Su­zlon, Siemens, Gamesa, Ves­tas; Com­po­nent man­u­fac­tures LM Wind Power, auto com­po­nent ma­jor SKF and Wind tur­bine tube leader Win­dar are par­tic­i­pat­ing at the mega event which is be­ing held at Ho­tel Ashok, New Delhi. Over 800 del­e­gates from dif­fer­ent parts of the world and within the coun­try par­tic­i­pated. Do­main ex­perts from premier re­search in­sti­tu­tions such as Na­tional In­sti­tute of Wind En­ergy, the TERI, and the IIT’s also par­tic­i­pated at Win­dergy In­dia 2017 pre­sent­ing more than 42 ab­stract pre­sen­ta­tions dur­ing the event.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.