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Title: Reassessing Wind Potential Estimates for India: Economic and Policy Implications

Abstract

We assess developable on-shore wind potential in India at three different hub-heights and under two sensitivity scenarios – one with no farmland included, the other with all farmland included. Under the “no farmland included” case, the total wind potential in India ranges from 748 GW at 80m hub-height to 976 GW at 120m hub-height. Under the “all farmland included” case, the potential with a minimum capacity factor of 20 percent ranges from 984 GW to 1,549 GW. High quality wind energy sites, at 80m hub-height with a minimum capacity factor of 25 percent, have a potential between 253 GW (no farmland included) and 306 GW (all farmland included). Our estimates are more than 15 times the current official estimate of wind energy potential in India (estimated at 50m hub height) and are about one tenth of the official estimate of the wind energy potential in the US.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Environmental Energy Technologies Division
OSTI Identifier:
1051263
Report Number(s):
LBNL-5077E
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; on-shore wind, India, wind potential, wind policy

Citation Formats

Phadke, Amol, Bharvirkar, Ranjit, and Khangura, Jagmeet. Reassessing Wind Potential Estimates for India: Economic and Policy Implications. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.2172/1051263.
Phadke, Amol, Bharvirkar, Ranjit, & Khangura, Jagmeet. Reassessing Wind Potential Estimates for India: Economic and Policy Implications. United States. doi:10.2172/1051263.
Phadke, Amol, Bharvirkar, Ranjit, and Khangura, Jagmeet. Thu . "Reassessing Wind Potential Estimates for India: Economic and Policy Implications". United States. doi:10.2172/1051263. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1051263.
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author = {Phadke, Amol and Bharvirkar, Ranjit and Khangura, Jagmeet},
abstractNote = {We assess developable on-shore wind potential in India at three different hub-heights and under two sensitivity scenarios – one with no farmland included, the other with all farmland included. Under the “no farmland included” case, the total wind potential in India ranges from 748 GW at 80m hub-height to 976 GW at 120m hub-height. Under the “all farmland included” case, the potential with a minimum capacity factor of 20 percent ranges from 984 GW to 1,549 GW. High quality wind energy sites, at 80m hub-height with a minimum capacity factor of 25 percent, have a potential between 253 GW (no farmland included) and 306 GW (all farmland included). Our estimates are more than 15 times the current official estimate of wind energy potential in India (estimated at 50m hub height) and are about one tenth of the official estimate of the wind energy potential in the US.},
doi = {10.2172/1051263},
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place = {United States},
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