According to the latest information provided by the Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power, India has an installed wind energy capacity of 43.7 GW (43,773 MW) as of 30th June 2023. During the fiscal year 2022-23, the total electricity generated from wind energy amounted to 71,814 million units.
The major states contributing to wind energy production in the country during the same period were Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
In alignment with the Prime Minister’s commitment made at COP26, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is striving to achieve a target of 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil sources by 2030. This target includes a capacity of around 100 MW from wind energy as well.
Based on the Central Electricity Authority’s ‘Report on Optimal Generation Capacity Mix for 2029-30 Version 2.0, it is projected that the installed wind energy capacity will witness a substantial increase and reach an estimated 99.9 GW (99,895 MW) by the end of the year 2029-30. This ambitious plan reflects the government’s efforts to significantly boost the country’s renewable energy resources and move towards a more sustainable and cleaner energy future.