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CASE-Bharat represent "Catalyst for Accelerating Sustainable Energy for Bharat" (a name of India, that is loved more within the country). CASE-Bharat brings together a core of experts, well known in their respective fields of expertise, to leverage the significant work done by numerours entities for advancing India's clean energy.

The main drivers for wind development in India has been a need to generate captive power to deal with power shortage in industries like textiles & cement along with peripheral drivers of energy security and climate change. In the recent years, the twin incentives of Accelerated Depreciation (AD) and Generation Based Incentives (GBI) saw almost 2-3 Gigawatts of capacity additions. As MNRE charters into an ambitious target of growing wind capacity installations by 7-8 GW over the next five years several key barriers need to be resolved. Most of these issues cut across technologies and need to be resolved to add ~140 GW of wind and solar power by 2020. The key barriers are related to policy uncertainties ( AD, GBI, Tariffs, green corridor, implementation of RPO/RECs), procedural delays (uniform following of the "must run" status, right of way and forest clearances), and inability to evacuate power during peak generation. The paper looks at the history of wind power generation, technological developments and incentives required to make wind a key contributor to the power sector in India.

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