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Piyush Goyal to launch of the Indian Wind Energy Alliance
New Delhi| Alliance (IWEA), the apex body for the Wind Energy Industry in India, by Piyush Goyal, the Hon'ble Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India. IWEA is a consortium of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and the Wind Independent Power Producers Association (WIPPA), the two leading trade bodies representing respectively the manufacturing and investing or customer side of the wind business. The objective behind the formation of this alliance is to promote and protect the interests of all stakeholders of the Wind Energy Industry including wind energy producers,investors, manufacturers, component makers and other stakeholders. It will provide a pan India forum, create an atmosphere of cooperation and address various issues faced by the wind energy stakeholders. IWEA will also work closely with the government to achieve the target of 10 GW of new wind installations every year. Present at the occasion, Shri Piyush Goyal said, “There is need to enhance wind power development in the country, and the government will provide all the necessary support to the industry to achieve the target of 10,000 MW of wind power installations every year. The formation of IWEA will not only benefit the Wind Energy Industry as a whole but also partner with the Government in fulfilling Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to bring power to every home by 2019” Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Sumant Sinha, the first Chairman of IWEA and Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power, said, “The potential of the wind sector in India is far greater than what is currently being projected and the formation of IWEA will provide an impetus to the wind energy industry by establishing and assisting scientific laboratories, workshops, institutes and organization in the Wind Energy Industry. There is a lot of scope for the wind energy sector to grow in India and Government’s support is critical to achieving the national objectives specially given the government’s renewed interest on wind and other renewables.” “Wind energy is poised to contribute substantially to India’s energy security as its generation has almost tripled during the last 6 years. IWEA is determined to work with communities, the government, and member organisations to ensure that the national ambitions are realized. The formation of this apex body for the Wind Energy Industry will further attract more private sector investments and contribute to the economy by job creation in rural areas,” said Mr. Madhusudan Khemka, Vice - Chairman, IWEA and Managing Director of ReGen Powertech.
Date : 12/5/2014 3:06:24 PM News Bye : GNN Bureau Like :
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