India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released two calls for proposals to study the development of offshore wind projects.
One call covers previously identified offshore sites in Tamil Nadu which the country’s regulators have proposed be leased out for offshore wind development.
Under this model, sites will be allocated for a period of two years to carry out study works, with development undertaken by the selected developer after the survey is completed.
The second call allows prospective developers to identify sites outside previously identified areas for study and survey operations.
The decision comes as India released its revised strategy for development of offshore wind power projects across the Indian coastline. The strategy consider feedback shared by several offshore developers.