Draft Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects

To ensure healthy and orderly growth of wind power sector in the country, Ministry had issued revised guidelines for onshore wind power projects in June 1996. Clarifications and modification in these guidelines are being issued by the Ministry from time to time. However, with advancement in the wind turbine technology and requirement to comply various standards and regulations issued by CERC, CEA and other regulatory bodies, it is felt to issue comprehensive guidelines for development of onshore wind power projects in the country. Accordingly, draft guidelines for development of onshore wind power projects have been prepared and are being placed for comments/suggestions/views of the stakeholders. The objective of these guidelines is to facilitate the development of wind power projects in an efficient, cost effective and environmentally benign manner taking in to account the requirements of project developers, State and national imperatives.