New Delhi, June 6, 2023 – June 15 marks the Global Wind Day, a day when the world comes together to celebrate the wind, its power, and the possibilities it offers to enable a transition to a cleaner future with the use of sustainable energy.

In the run-up to June 15, the Wind Independent Power Producers Association (“WIPPA”), with support from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), is organising two significant industry events – Global Wind Day Conference – 2023 in Pune on Thursday, June 8, 2023, and the Global Wind Day run in New Delhi on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The endeavour is to highlight MNRE’s and WIPPA’s role in reviving India’s wind sector, and increase its general awareness and visibility, thereby adding to the call for faster progress in the sector.

Shri. Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary of MNRE said, “India has significant wind energy potential. Even as the country’s growth story unfolds across every sector, we, at MNRE, are playing an active role in facilitating industries and corporates to adopt Renewable Energy as a part of their overall electricity mix. MNRE is committed to large-scale RE deployment and wind energy will be a dominant resource that will be provided a favourable regulatory environment to contribute to India’s overall RE targets.”

In his message Parag Sharma, WIPPA President and, Founder and CEO of O2 Power said, “Wind energy holds big opportunities for us. The current climate is conducive to building India’s wind might. Showing strong positive signs of picking up already, with a few more enabling policies and regulations, this sector will soon be able to complement the other renewable segments to achieve India’s net zero targets”. 

About MNRE:  The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal Ministry of the Government of India for all matters relating to new and renewable energy. The broad aim of the Ministry is to develop and deploy new and renewable energy to supplement the energy requirements of the country.

About WIPPA: The Wind Independent Power Producers Association (WIPPA) is a national-level registered body of close to 30 wind developers and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in India. The association, with an aggregate capacity of around 12,000 MW and an asset base of more than INR 60,000 crore, drives policy formulations and policy changes and presents independent views, suggestions, and analysis to government and non-government authorities associated with wind energy development. The chief aim of WIPPA is to collaborate and work collectively towards the progress of the wind sector.