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Current scenario of wind power in India, government policies, initiatives, status and challenges

Anand Vijay Satpute (Department of Electrical Engineering, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal, India)
E. Vijay Kumar (Department of Electrical Engineering, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan University, Bhopal, India)

International Journal of Energy Sector Management

ISSN: 1750-6220

Article publication date: 23 November 2020

Issue publication date: 22 January 2021

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the role of government initiatives for the development of wind power industries in India, to provide better and benevolent policies in the production of wind energy density and to maximize the use of the renewable source of energy which permits to reduce carbon emission from the coal-based power plant and to curtail tackle need of society and mitigate poverty.

Design/methodology/approach

The present study is carried out on the current position of wind power generation in India. Government policies for promoting clean energy and associated problems are also analysed herein detail. However, secondary approaches are opted in terms of alertness of caring for the environment hazardous and reduced the major economies aspects by fulfilling the schema of Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Findings

The prospective of wind energy generation is huge, as an ancient source of energy, wind can be used both as a source of electricity and for agricultural, irrigation uses. The study of wind turbine blades and its features showed how it can be properly fabricated and used to extract the maximum power, even at variable and low wind speeds.

Research limitations/implications

Although India has achieved a remarkable advancement in wind power sectors, it needs to eradicate all the loopholes to evolve as super power in wind energy sector leaving behind its rivalry China. To do this, it is required to develop in many fields such as skilled manpower, advancement in research and development, grid and turbine installation, proper distribution, smooth land acquisition, modern infrastructure, high investment and above all industry friendly government policy.

Practical implications

The present study finds out effects of wind power energy as a source of renewable energy to mitigate energy crisis.

Social implications

As a source of renewable energy and cost effectiveness, wind power can be evolved as a potential means enhance social life.

Originality/value

The present paper caries out critical analysis for the active use of renewable energy in the present and forthcoming days. Such unique analysis must help India as a developing nation to balance its energy crisis.

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Acknowledgements

One of the authors, Anand Vijay Satpute, gracefully acknowledges to Dr D.K. Rajak, who is an Assistant Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, SITRC in Nashik for evaluating this manuscript and give valuable comments and suggestions, which help this study to be enriched and improved.

Citation

Satpute, A.V. and Kumar, E.V. (2021), "Current scenario of wind power in India, government policies, initiatives, status and challenges", International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Vol. 15 No. 1, pp. 209-226. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJESM-03-2020-0007

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