Cabinet approves cooperation agreement between India, Denmark for renewable energy sector

The Union Cabinet has approved the cooperation agreement between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind energy and a Letter of Intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence for renewable energy in India.

The objective of the agreement is to promote cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy with special focus on offshore wind projects. The areas of cooperation would include technical capacity building for management of offshore wind projects, measures to develop and sustain a highly efficient wind industry; measures to ensure high quality of wind turbines, components, and certification requirements; forecasting and scheduling of offshore wind projects.

The Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence in Integrated Renewable Power will work on renewable energy resource assessments with focus on onshore and offshore wind; hybridisation of wind, solar, hydro and storage technologies; integration of renewable energy, testing and research and development; and skill development.

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