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Key Trends and Outlook

  • What are the trends in wind power sector in India? What are the key growth drivers?
  • What is the likely impact of migrating from an FiT-based regime to a competitive bidding regime?
  • What are the key challenges in the sector? What is the capacity addition outlook?

MNRE's Perspective: Policy Roadmap to Achieve the 60 GW Target

  • What steps are being taken to help the wind power sector achieve the 60 GW target?
  • What new policy initiatives will be required for attracting investments and fuelling growth in the sector?
  • What is the road ahead for wind-solar hybrids and offshore wind in India?
SECI’s Perspective: Competitive Bidding-based Wind Project Allocation
  • What are the key features and timelines of the scheme for the award of 1,000 MW of wind projects?
  • How does the second tranche of allocation differ from the first tranche?
  • What challenges do you foresee? What is the proposed capacity allocation?

State Policies and Programmes: Moving from FiT to Reverse Auction

  • What are the key features of the states’ new competitive bidding framework for wind project allocation?
  • What are the new policy targets? What are the upcoming tenders?
  • What are the key challenges? What solutions do the state governments propose?

Developers Perspective

  • What has been the experience of the key players? What is the perspective on the reverse auction mechanism?
  • What are the expectations in terms of market growth, technology trends, etc.?
  • What are the suggestions to the government for accelerating sector growth?

Domestic Manufacturing and Exports

  • What is the current state of wind power equipment manufacturing in India?
  • What is the current level of exports? What steps need to be taken to promote exports?
  • What are the key hurdles and possible solutions?

Grid Integration and Management

  • What is the current experience with respect to grid integration and management?
  • What is the roadmap for the implementation of the Green Energy Corridors project?
  • What are the state transcos doing to ensure effective grid connectivity of wind power?

Forecasting, Scheduling and Imbalance Handling

  • What are the likely implications of the CERC’s forecasting and scheduling norms?
  • What are the available forecasting models/tools? What are their accuracy levels?
  • What is the international experience in this regard?

Investment and Financing

  • What has been the financiers’ experience in this space? What are the key risks?
  • What are the likely financing requirements of the sector in the next two to three years?
  • What innovative financing structures can be expected for wind power in future

Discom Finances and Offtake Risks

  • What is the current state of discom finances across various states?
  • How do the financial losses of discoms impact their credibility and capability in buying wind power?
  • What has been the progress so far under the UDAY scheme?

Renewable Energy Certificates

  • What is the business case for REC-based wind power projects, especially in light of competitive bidding?
  • How does the project economics of REC-based wind power plants compare with FiT-based projects?
  • What has been the trading experience so far? What are the key issues and challenges?
Operations and Maintenance Practices
  • What is the role and importance of operations and maintenance (O&M) for wind power projects?
  • What has been the experience of the key players? What are the major issues and challenges faced by developers?
  • What are the key factors determining the O&M costs? How can these be optimised?
Regulatory Roundup
  • What is the status of RPO compliance across states?
  • What has been the response to the CERC’s forecasting and scheduling norms?
  • What are the upcoming and expected regulatory developments?

Technology Trends and Innovations

  • What have been the latest technological advancements for ensuring optimal wind power generation?
  • What is their impact on cost, performance and maintenance?
  • What are the new cutting-edge technologies in the pipeline for onshore and offshore wind turbines?
Legal and Fiscal Issues: Focus on PPAs, EPC Contracts and GST
  • What should be the key considerations while signing PPAs?
  • What should be the key considerations while drafting EPC contracts?
  • What is the likely impact of GST on wind equipment costs and development?
Spotlight on Energy Storage
  • What are the various types of energy storage technologies relevant to wind power generation in India?
  • What are the costs and benefits of adopting these solutions?
  • What have been the MNRE’s initiatives in promoting storage solutions for renewable energy projects?
NIWE’s Perspective
  • What is the current wind resource potential in India? What are the plans to re-assess this potential?
  • What is the current status of the offshore wind potential assessment project?
  • What steps are necessary to overcome the risks and challenges faced in offshore wind power development?

Emerging Opportunities: Offshore Wind and Wind-Solar Hybrids

  • What is the potential of offshore wind development in India? What are the ongoing initiatives in this regard?
  • What is the potential of wind-solar hybrid systems? What is the cost economics of such systems?
  • What are the cost trends globally? What is the future outlook?
Repowering of Wind Farms
  • What is the wind plant repowering potential in India?
  • What is the cost of repowering?
  • What are the benefits and challenges associated with repowering? What has been the industry experience so far?
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