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Windergy India 2022: industry congregation to focus on quick migration to clean energy

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Windergy India 2022, the upcoming mega wind energy trade fair and conference, is all set to enhance the wind energy eco-system by deliberating and facilitating quicker migration to clean energy in sync with national resolve.

The three-day mega wind energy event will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from April 27-29, 2022, and will focus on fulfilling the national commitment of quick migration to clean energy of which wind energy is one of the pivotal pillars.

R. K. Singh, Hon'ble Cabinet Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, Bhagwanth Khuba, Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, The Danish Ambassador His Excellency Freddy Svane, amidst other dignitaries and industry stalwarts would be part of the high-level conference that would run concurrently with the trade fair. The attendees can gain by meeting over 150 companies displaying their products, solutions, and technology prowess at the show. Two days of intense deliberations along with the three-day exhibition offers unmatched networking and business opportunities for participants.

To reduce dependency on fossil fuels and achieve the target of net-zero emission by 2070, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at COP26 (November 2021) pledged five key targets towards the fulfillment of this objective. These include: 

(i) Increasing the country's non-fossil energy capacity to 500 GW by 2030

(ii) 50 percent of the country's energy requirements to come from renewable energy by 2030

(iii) Reduction of total projected carbon emissions by one billion tons from now till 2030

(iv) By 2030, India will reduce the carbon intensity of its economy by more than 45 percent

(v) By the year 2070, India will achieve the target of Net-Zero.

And, wind energy will play a pivotal role in achieving the above objectives and has already made impressive progress in terms of capacity addition, manufacturing capabilities, and other areas. Currently, 27 percent of the total installed power capacity in the country comes from renewable energy, of which 37.73 percent is contributed by Wind Energy (40.13 GW). India has fixed a target of 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022. This would include 100 GW from Solar, 60 GW from Wind, rest will be from Bio-power and small Hydropower.

The Indian wind power industry also has an impressive annual manufacturing capacity of 10,000 MW of wind turbines, which can be ramped up to 15,000 MW in near future, with the right policy and financial support. The Indian wind energy sector has also achieved 80 percent indigenization, which is in line with the "Make in India" initiative and has a special beneficial impact on the rural economy as apart from its contribution to the GDP growth, wind energy is also primed to create an additional 2 million jobs, especially in rural areas.

Windergy India 2022, the only comprehensive trade event for the wind energy sector, is being organized by the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and PDA Trade Fair Pvt Ltd.

The wind energy event is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GoI, the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA), Independent Power Producers Association of India (IPPAI), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Skill Council for Green Jobs (SCGJ), World Wind Energy Association (WWEA), National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), REAR – Renewable Energy Association and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Partner country-Embassy of Denmark. 

Author : Debi Dash
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