The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) released a draft for the National Repowering Policy for Wind Power Projects, 2022. On August 5, 2016, the Ministry issued a ‘Policy for Repowering of Wind Power Projects’ in order to create a participatory framework for repowering. A revised policy has been drafted taking into account feedback from various stakeholders and subsequent discussions.
The objectives of this new policy are optimum utilisation of wind energy resources by maximising energy (kWh) yield per square kilometre of the project area and utilising the latest state-of the art onshore wind turbine technologies. This policy lays out conditions for developers to go for repowering of their old wind turbines.
Within one month of announcement of this policy, MNRE shall appoint a monitoring and advisory committee named as “Wind Repowering Committee (WRC) in accordance with the provisions of this policy to assist MNRE in implementation of the Repowering Policy.