Press release: An Indian delegation is visiting Denmark these days to learn more about wind farms and green energy. Among other things, the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate met with the top official from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
The economic growth is India is thriving and by 2040, the country will be responsible for 30 percent of the global growth in energy consumption, writes IEA. Premiere Minister Modi has therefore established several ambitious targets to help India achieve 175 GW renewable energy by 2022. Among other things, this means that India will have to double its wind capacity before 2022 from 33 GW to 60 GW and. in this endeavor, Denmark serves as a place of tangible wind energy solutions.
Beside the present targets, India has an interest in the development of offshore wind power and has established a goal of 5 GW capacity by 2022 – nearly four times the capacity Denmark has in offshore wind today. The delegation headed by Secretary Anand Kumar from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is therefore in Denmark to learn more about Danish companies’ expertise and to witness their green solutions first-hand. In addition, Denmark and India are in the process of establishing a three-year strategic sector-specific partnership, in which the Danish Energy Agency will render help to further renewable energy – offshore wind in particular.
Concerning the meeting from India the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt said:
– During my visit to India last year, the interest in green energy and offshore was unmistakable. I am therefore pleased that Premiere Minister Modi has sent his best people to Denmark to learn more about the Danish transition of the energy system. Hopefully our authority cooperation will result in concrete export of both know-how and material to aid the Indians’ green wind adventure.
After the last few days of traveling around the country with visits to several leading actors in the Danish wind industry, the Indian delegation is in a positive state of mind.
– I am extremely pleased to witness first-hand the impressive development of onshore and offshore wind by Denmark; which is rightly acknowledged as a global leader in this sector. I had the opportunity to visit Horns Rev 2 offshore wind park and was struck by the rapid technological developments in wind turbines and its enhanced efficiency, says Secretary Anand Kumar.
– I shall be holding discussions on strengthening cooperation between India and Denmark in renewable energy through the Joint Working Group, which is meeting for the first time and am confident of quick progress, he adds.
Office Manager Anton Beck Danish Energy Agency
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