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Wind Power Plants in India – Guide to Cost and How to Setup a Wind Farm,State Wind Capacity,Wind Subsidies and List of Major Wind Farms in India

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Wind Power Plants in India seen a phenomenal growth of  around 33% CAGR in the last 5 years and the total capacity at end of 2010 was 11800 MW with most of the capacity installed in the state of Tamil Nadu which is the largest state in terms of Alternative Energy Capacity in India.GWEC has set an ambitious target of 65 GW for Wind Energy in India by 2020 which means an addition of 5 GW each year which seems too high given the wind power potential in India is only around 65 GW.However using low wind speed sites may increase the potential besides the use of offshore wind power in India.A number of Wind Turbine Manufactures in India have set up facilities attracted by the domestic market with Suzlon being the biggest Wind Company in India.

Wind Power Plant Cost in India

The capital cost is slightly higher than fossil fuel  power plants but much lower than a solar power plant. For a wind farm, the capital cost ranges between 4.5 crores to 6.85 crores per MW, depending up on the type of turbine, technology, size and location.The Running Cost  of a Wind Farm is very low as the fuel cost is zero and operations and maintenance costs are low also.

Wind Power Capacity in Different States in India

  1. Tamil Nadu 4900 MW
  2. Maharashtra 2077 MW
  3. Gujarat 1863 MW
  4. Rajasthan 1088 MW
  5. Karnataka 1472 MW
  6. Madhya Pradesh 230 MW

Total               11800 MW

Note the above capacities are till March 31,2010 and since then the wind capacity has risen by another 1200 MW to reach 13 GW.According to MNRE a total capacity of 13284 MW has been established up to February, 2011, mainly in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan. Wind electric generators of unit sizes between 225 kW and 2.1 MW have been deployed across the country.

Wind Energy Subsidies in India

  1. Tax incentives – Indian renewable energy companies are entitled to take 80.0% accelerated depreciation on assets employed in renewable energy power generation and benefit from a 10-year tax holiday.
  2. Generation Based Incentives (GBI) –  The Federal Government gives an  incentive of 50 paisa per unit of wind power supplied to the grid by independent wind power producers. The incentive is limited to wind farms with a maximum aggregate installed capacity of 4,000 MW.This is over and above the state fixed electricity tariffs for Wind Energy Generation.
  3. Preferential Tariffs –  State electricity regulatory commissions (SERCS) are encouraged to set preferential tariffs for power produced from Wind energy.You can read the detailed tariffs for wind energy at the CWET
  4. Wind Zone                                                                 Tariff (Rs./kWh)

    • Wind Zone 1  (200-250 W/m2) Wind             5.63
    • Wind Zone 2 (250-300 W/m2) Wind              4.90
    • Wind Zone 3 (300-400 W/m2) Wind              4.17
    • Wind Zone 4 (above 400 W/m2) Wind            3.75
  5. Renewable Purchase Obligations – This is the Indian name for RPS which means the obligation to purchase a fixed amount of electricity generation from renewable energy sources.Each state in India has coordinated with the Central Regulator (CERC) to fix a RPO level.
  6. Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) –  On January 14, 2010, CERC issued the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission Terms for recognition and issuance of Renewable Energy certificate for Renewable Energy Generation.
  7. CDM/Kyoto Protocol – Indian Renewable Energy Plant Operators can also benefit from the CERs issued under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).This improves the project returns and is a form of developed country funds transfer to developing countries in reducing carbon emissions.

List of Major Wind Farms in India

Power Plant Producer Location State Total Capacity (MW)
Vankusawade Wind Park Suzlon Energy Satara Maharashtra 259
Cape Comorin Aban Loyd Chiles Offshore Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu 33
Kayathar Subhash Subhash Kayathar Tamil Nadu 30
Ramakkalmedu Subhash Ramakkalmedu Kerala 25
Muppandal Wind Muppandal Wind Farm Muppandal Tamil Nadu 22
Gudimangalam Gudimangalam Wind Farm Gudimangalam Tamil Nadu 21
Puthlur RCI Wescare (India) Puthlur Andhra Pradesh 20
Lamda Danida Danida India /td> Lamda Gujarat 15
Chennai Mohan Mohan BreweriesDistilleries Chennai Tamil Nadu 15
Jamgudrani MP MP Windfarms Dewas Madhya Pradesh 14
Jogmatti BSES BSES Chitradurga Dist Karnataka 14
Perungudi Newam Newam Power Company Perungudi Tamil Nadu 12
Kethanur Wind Farm Kethanur Wind Farm Kethanur Tamil Nadu 11
Hyderabad APSRTC Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 10
Muppandal Madras Madras Cements Muppandal Tamil Nadu 10
Poolavadi Chettinad Chettinad Cement Corp Poolavadi Tamil Nadu 10

Source – Wikipedia

Future Wind Power Plants in India

  1. 102.4 MW Sipla Wind Farm will be located at Jaisalmer District (Rajasthan) CLP
  2. 50.4 MW Narmada Wind Farm at Nallakonda (Andhra Pradesh),CLP
  3. 200 MW Wind Farm in Tamil Nadu by Techno Electric & Engineering Company Ltd (TEECL)
  4. Caparo is builing 500 MW Wind Farms in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra,has placed a $1.2 billion order with Suzlon
  5. 56-megawatt Tuppadahalli wind farm by Accionia
  6. 50MW wind farmAmreli district of Gujarat by Orient Green Power Company
  7. 84 MW Wind Farm in Maharashtra by Orient Green Power Company
  8. 33 MW wind farm Vellappaneri Wind Farm by Beta Wind Farm  which is a 100 per cent subsidiary Orient Green Power

Guidelines by MNRE to set up a Wind Power Plant in India

The Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources had issued guidelines on 13th July,1995 to ensure healthy and orderly growth of the wind power sector. The guidelines were well received, as a step towards streamlining the development of the wind power sector. The Ministry has reviewed the guidelines on the basis of feedback received and experience from their implementation since their issue.

The revised guidelines are addressed to the concerned Authorities in the States,i.e. the State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and State Nodal Agencies (SNAs) that are responsible for clearance of wind power projects and issue of `No Objection Certificates’ (NOCs). They are also addressed to Financial Institutions, including IREDA, who should carry out appraisal of wind power projects in accordance with the guidelines.

You can read the guidelines for setting up a power plant,getting clearances and regulations in detail at the MNRE website.

No Objection Certificates should not be treated by SEBs/SNAs as a mere formality. It is the first and foremost requirement before a wind power project can be undertaken. It should invariably precede commencement of any work related to the project on site. A Technical Committee should be constituted by the respective SEBs/SNAs to periodically consider and provide time bound clearances, followed by issue of No Objection Certificates.
The concerned State Authorities, namely, State Electricity Boards/State Nodal Agencies, as the case may be, should announce a schedule for capacity additions on a six monthly basis, once in the first week of April and another in October every year in line with power evacuation facilities available or likely to be created at different windy locations in the State. Applications should be invited for wind power projects for each location as per the power evacuation facilities available at the concerned sub-station.

No Objection Certificates should be issued, or financing provided, only to those projects that meet the requirements detailed below:-

1.      Detailed Project Reports/Applications for Wind Power Projects: For projects of upto 1 MW capacity, submission of an Application giving details of the project, as per enclosed format (Annexure-I) should be made mandatory. For projects above 1 MW capacity, a Detailed Project Report, prepared by an independent consultant, covering all relevant aspects, including micro-siting (to optimise wind power configuration and layout), selection of equipment, capital cost, cost of generation, energy generation, operation and maintenance, etc. should be made a pre-requisite.

2.      Approved Sites for Wind Power Projects: Clearances/ NOCs should be provided only for installations at locations notified by MNES from time to time. SEBs/SNAs should issue the No Objection Certificate only after analysing the wind data to ensure adequate availability of wind at the specific site.

3.      Type Approval and Quality System Certification: SEBs/SNAs should issue NOCs only to those projects which involve installation of duly tested and certified quality equipment with a view to optimise energy generation. MNES has drawn up a list of manufacturers with models of wind turbines of unit capacity 225 KW and above that have obtained type approval, including power curve certification, from designated international Test Stations and Classification Societies. The list of manufacturers is given at Annexure-II. The list will be updated by MNES on a quarterly basis.
Submission by the Indian manufacturers of Quality System Certification (ISO-9000 series) of manufacturing and installation carried out through an international qualified body or Classification Society should be made a pre-requisite for the issue of NOC w.e.f. 1.1.1997.

No NOC should be issued for a wind power project which involves the installation of used/second-hand wind turbines imported from abroad.

4.      Capital Cost and Cost of Generation: Detailed estimates of the annual energy output should be checked by SEBs/SNAs at the time of clearing the projects in relation to the certified power curve of the machine and the wind speed distribution for the site. NOC should be issued by SEBs/SNAs after careful scrutiny of the capital cost and the cost of generation for optimal utilisation of the potential available at the site.

5.      Commissioning of Projects: Commissioning certificate should not be given unless facilities for evacuation of the rated capacity have been provided and the system is properly connected to the grid. The SEBs/SNAs should also ensure that adequate stock of critical spare parts for atleast two years operation of the project have been provided at the time of commissioning to enable sustained operation and generation of optimum power.

6.      Grid Parameters: It should be ensured that the projects generate power in accordance with duly laid down grid parameters. A penalty should be levied by the SEBs if the projects fail to achieve the minimum monthly average power factor of 0.85 at the metering point on the wind farm premises. They should disconnect the project from the grid in case the power factor continues to be low. A suitable charge may be levied for reactive power to discourage drawal of reactive power from the grid and to avoid free wheeling of the machines.

7.      Performance Monitoring: The submission of a detailed monthly performance report to the SEBs/SNAs, alongwith a copy to MNES, as per enclosed format (Annexure-III) should be made mandatory.

SEBs/SNAs are advised to carry out periodic post commissioning verification to ensure compliance of the various requirements under the guidelines and clearance accorded by them. SEBs and SNAs may carry out regular inspection of windfarms by outside Agencies to ensure that generation is optimal. MNES will also either directly or through suitably designated agencies carry out periodic inspections of the wind farm projects in association with SEBs/SNAs to ensure proper and timely execution and effective operation of the projects. In case of any defaults, the SEBs should disconnect the project from the grid after serving due notice.


The Indian Wind Energy already has the 5th largest installed capacity in the world and is set to grow at a rapid pace driven by investments from the private sector attracted by the generous wind subsidies from the state and central government in India.Most of the Installed Wind Capacity in India is located in the southern and industrial states of the country.The other states like UP,Bihar lacks sufficient Wind Energy Capacity despite having high power tariffs and substantial electricity deficits.It can be said that Wind Power in India is being developed only in the progressive states like Gujarat,Maharashtra and others.To continue to grow at the same rate,the industry needs to diversify geographically but that would need the backward state governments to pull up their socks.


Abhishek Shah

94 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. ninad wadekar

    More details about Solar and Wind Energy

  2. J,Baskar

    to set up power station 1 MW

  3. D Phookan

    What is the potential of Wind Power in the North East India. Can anyone give me the details of space, wind speed required for a wind power plant

  4. srinivas


  5. raj

    may i know the anual return from 1mw wind farm .

  6. raj SOSHETTY


  7. sameer

    what is the cost to setup a new wind farm of 1 to 5mw can any one tell

  8. Vallabh Kapadi

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  9. samadhan chavan

    give me guidline about how to set up commercial wind energy tower .what is proceses to set up wind tower?

  10. Vallabh Kapadi

    Hi all…..Can you all provide me your respective email addresses so that I can send you details about the wind energy plant. Coz there are two files that I have prepared alongwith the calculations that would help you to understand the perfect payback period and all.I wont be able to paste it coz it doesnt accpt beyond certain characters..or send me an email at…thanks

  11. Dvir

    Hi All ,
    I would like to get more info regarding to wind farm in India ,

  12. Dvir Malka

    Hi all ,
    I would like to invest in a wind farm in India,
    can you give me some info how to get started .


    Hi all ,
    I would like to invest in a wind farm in India,
    can you give me some info how to get started .
    and how much cost per mw involved in all steps as approval,equipments etc.



    i am plan to 250kw wind mill can how much cost any budy re

  15. K Tiwari

    I am also going to setup 30 mw wind power plant in Rajasthan

  16. parag agrawal

    i want to setup a windfarm near Jabalpur in mp. so can u please tell me the procedure for it..

  17. Nalin Gupta

    Hello Parag Agrawal,
    Am from Jabalpur, interested in setting up personal wind turbine 5 – 25 kw, can you help like selecting best system, wind study etc.

  18. vikas Dandwate

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  19. Lalitha

    thank u for your information,and i want to know how much i need to invest primarily, to take a loan frm state or central to install wind power plant,being a unemployee,reservation women .and how to apply,please help me giving suggestion .this is my email

  20. Asif Mansoor

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  22. kalpesh

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  23. Maruti Kendole

    Dear Sir ,

    First of i would like to know can Wind Power project can be installed in Solapur ? I want to set 1MW – 5MW Plant .How much will it cost ? What are state and Center incentive ? Pl reply .
    Thanks and regards

    Maruti Kendole



  25. phoenix

    can we construct these windmills in smallscale for the household purposes as an power source?

  26. Sneha Shah

    yes windmills can be used for household power source on a small scale

  27. Seshagiri

    hai, i want to know how much cost to set up 5 MW wind form in A P, what are the financial support institution ,

  28. devendra maheshwari

    jai shri krishna
    600 kw wind turbine plants in india guide to cost by mail to replay thanks,

  29. ramesh gaddam

    i want to know about how much wind speed for suitable generate of wind power and in hyderabad /sorounding areas are suitable please let know

  30. Amit Kadam

    I have gone through few websites, which says about Wind power projects but none of the sites have detailed info about the same. I want to know what is the cost for setting up Wind power project with capacity of 2.1MW in Konkan Region.What is the subsidy provided by State Gov and loans provided by banks.

    Your suggestions and inputs are welcome on following email address.


  31. Rod

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  32. taboh darang

    I am an enterprenures interested to develope wind energy or wind power energy business dont know how to carry out the project even though our state in planty of wind sources.kindly guide me how to prepare project or what are the giudlines and govt.assistance available in this regards

  33. Rahul K

    Plz tell me how to start.

  34. kamal you can send the information

  35. bhavik

    I have 5 acres land near Okha, Dist-Dwarika, Gujarat.
    there are so many wind farm in this area. the surveyed average wind speed in this area is 20-21kmph.
    I am very much interested to start wind farm project of 1MW.
    kindly advice..

  36. deepak kashyap

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  39. vinay

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  40. Kushal

    I am interested in setting up a wind farm project in Rajasthan and Gujarat.i am looking for a partner for it.if any one interested please contact 7209777977.
    I have done a lot of detailed project report study on this.

  41. sandeep mahajan

    Dear Sir ,

    I want to set 1MW – 5MW Plant .How much will it cost ? What are state and Center incentive ? Pl reply .,
    second think is house hold wind mill cost also give.
    Thanks and regards

  42. jitesh vajir

    dear sir
    i want to 1mw to 4 mw plant
    plesae give me coast and nenifit

  43. vikas

    Hi i intrested a 1MG to 4MG wind energy plant so please give me cost and

  44. Ravi

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  45. vanraj

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  46. mahesh

    is it possible for individual to generate wind power in professional way. if possible guide me.

  47. senthil Kumar

    Dear Mr Ravi,

    Can you please provide me your email id. So that we can send you the complete details in order to move further in our smooth business relation.
    My Email id


  48. Hanamanth Zalaki

    Dear Sir ,

    I want to instal 1MW – 3MW Plant in karnataka in bagalkot or Bellary dist .How much will it cost and duration for installation and commissioning? What are state and Center subsidy n bank loan facility also?

    Thanks and regards
    Hanamanth Zalaki

  49. anand dashora

    Hi, we are interested in wind power for our plastic manufacturing unit 300kv required

  50. jayvant

    hai, i want to know how much cost to set up 500KV wind form in maharashtra,satra,patan what are the financial support institution ,

  51. H K Shivalingaiah

    Hi I interested in wind power our pvc extrusion plant 200 kv please give me guide line


    I would like to install wind mill in my own land.
    (Location is 10 km from Gadag- Karnataka State. Already lot of wind mills are working in and around my land.) What is the procedure,and minimum investment to install one mill. Is there any help or subsidy from government.Weather I get loan from bank.

  53. jagruti patankar

    If any one would have best option for the project of wind mill in Maharashtra, then please feel free to call on 08424046900 & email id is

  54. Arpan Sharma (09318007790, 09418007790)

    respected sir or madam,

    whole artical contain very useful information thanks for that…
    everything is clear mainly cost but there is no information about the space i.e. how many turbines are required for 5mw project and how much space required for 5mw plant…
    please provide information regarding that also how much space required for single turbine…
    one more what minimum speed is required of wind for this project, as you know that there is more wind at high altitude that’s why i am interested in this project…
    there is lots of hydro power plant here but I want set up this…

    you can mail me at:- or contact me at 09318007790…

    waiting for your reply,

    Arpan Sharma (Shimla)
    Himlachal Pradesh.

  55. vishwajeet singh bhati

    hi,i m vishwajeet singh from madhya pradesh.i want to know the complete costing of the windmill power plant of about 1mW-5 mW in madhya pradesh.kindly provide the details please.. my email id is-

  56. vishal Rajput

    I m intreasted in wind mill energy. So pls provide me cost subsidies & other details.. thanks.

  57. sekaran

    pls send me the details for setup much land and amount required.

  58. Irfan Shaikh

    I have 20 acres land near Bharuch in Gujarat.
    there are so many wind farm in this area. the surveyed average wind speed in this area is 22-25kmph.
    I am interested to start wind farm project of 1/2 MW.
    kindly advice My Mobile No. is 09825062123 & mail ID is


    Irfan Shaikh

  59. avinash

    wind mill gearbox repair/mantance i want to see

  60. vikrant thakur

    Hi sir plz can any one tell me how much space reqired for 5 mw contact me 09805017249 vickrant thakur

  61. shurveer deval

    I am interested invest in wind power sector in pratapgarh Rajasthan

  62. shurveer deval

    I have 10 acore land in pratapgarh area Rajasthan.there are so many wind power in area I am interested in investment. Pls suggest me shurveer singh

  63. shivanand Hosapete

    Dear Sir ,

    I want to instal 1MW – 3MW Plant in karnataka in Vijaypur dist .How much will it cost and duration for installation and commissioning? What are state and Center subsidy n bank loan facility also?

    Thanks and regards
    Shivanand Hosapete

  64. dipak pansara

    I need info that I plant windmill in gujarat then how much cost of different type of wind

    And I also know that our government how much give SUBSIDY in plantation of wind mills cost. And howmuch money I return in power production of windmill. What is the procedure of subsidy and plantation of windmill.

    Please as soon as give some info about this.

    Name:Dipak pansara, City:Jamnagar,Mo:9824124078

  65. Yasar Bin Gursain

    We provide end to end solutions , E.P.C , Financing up to 100%(4 MW and above Projects) for Solar power plant, hydel (hydro) , wind & other viable projects across India. Interested parties may contact us for more details. (No time wasters)

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    +91-9705730754 ( Whatsapp available) / +91- 9642907411

  66. sikandersingh

    I want to invest wind farm kindly guide me

  67. fakkiresh

    Send me the detail to install wind mill n who will give service plz contact 8105752152

  68. ashish

    hi,i m ashish from indore madhya pradesh.i want to know the complete costing of the windmill power plant of about 1mW-5 mW in madhya pradesh.kindly provide the details please.. my email id is-

  69. hemant sanghvi

    hi, I m hemant fro ratlam ( m.p.). my district is very suitable for wind turbine. it has already 25-30 turbines. plz send me details of this project. investment & return. my email I’d is ;

  70. Rehan khan

    Hi I interested in wind power plant 200 kv we have hill stations area please give me guide line & cost also

  71. Mr Gangat Asif Ibrahim

    i am interested in wind power energy and ready to invest. so plz give me full details regarding this and interested persaon can contact me.
    Mr. Gangat +91 99040 71725

  72. manish

    I want to invest in wind power project in gujarat. Can you help me information how to get start?
    And give me to 1 to 3 MW project finc and cost report .

  73. santosh kumar

    i would like to start my power plant and cost of wind turbines machine prices where will get me please inform me

  74. Nikhil

    I am doing project on wind mill of 10kw so how much the cost of this project

  75. Ajit karmalkar

    Any one want Finance Wind & solar Power Plant from 50 cr to 250 Cr. Please contact

    Ajit karmalkar

  76. akshay jadhao


  77. Amit Bajaj

    Hello! We are interested in starting a wind power plant in bangalore, Karnataka. Please inform us the investment cost and other details. My email is-

  78. shivraj

    hi every one, any one please tell me the procedure and cost estimation to install a wind mill in karnataka….please e mail me……

  79. Vamshi krishna

    Hello, this vamshi from karnataka and im intrested 1mw wind plant so can you please help me with the financial profit and lose report
    Thank you
    My phone no: +919036801805

  80. Anil Sharma

    Want to set-up 1 mw wind turbine for our own use ,please guide us.
    Anil Sharma

  81. Anup

    i interested 1MG to 5MG solar energy plant so please provide me cost and benefits.

  82. Bhavesh Pabari

    Hi I am Bhavesh Pabari. Want to know how much total Investment Require for wind mill. What is Subsidy in it. How loan we can get from Bank. What is yearly return. What is maintaince cost yearly. How many years we will get Subsidy and what is life of windmill installed. Kindly revert me on

  83. Dhiraj Patil

    Hi I am Dhiraj patil
    I Want to know how much total Investment Require for 1 to 3 MW wind mill? What is Subsidy in it? How much loan (%) we can get from Bank? What is per annum returns? who does polices of company of assurance for clients? which place we get extra income (units rate)
    Thank you

  84. Manoj

    Hello its manoj from agra
    I mainly wants to know the subsidy on wind farms in india

  85. Rahul mandawat

    I need full details on setup of wind mill of 1 to 1.5 mw wind mill project

  86. Rahul mandawat

    I Want to know how much total Investment Require for 1 to 3 MW wind mill? What is Subsidy in it? How much loan (%) we can get from Bank? What is per annum returns? who does polices of company of assurance for clients? which place we get extra income (units rate)

  87. Basheer ahamad

    I am from Bijapur karnataka state i want to start wind power generation project i have 40 acers of land please give details
    Dr.Basheer ahamad 09844268817

  88. Pawan Gadge

    I need full info to setup of wind mill of 1 MW project.

  89. prateek

    For 1 to 2 MW plant minimum investment is amapprox 3 to 4 crore..and upto 95% loan is easily available ..

  90. Raghu S P

    Sir I am from Karnataka near chitradurga I want to set up a wind fan can u pls tell me the procedure