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India has extensive experience with onshore wind turbines, with an installed capacity of more than 30 gigawatts. As part of its efforts to mitigate climate change, the country has decided to utilize offshore wind energy as well. India's first offshore wind farm will harness the great potential of the long Gujarati coastline to produce renewable and green energy to meet the country’s future needs.
Preparations for the 1,000-megawatt offshore windfarm are financed by the European Commission, and several European countries support the initiative with their vast experience. The offshore windfarm is expected to be tendered during 2019/2020.
India’s plan is a call for 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2022, and 30,000 megawatts by 2030.