MNRE issues tender for 4 GW offshore wind power projects in Tamil Nadu

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a tender for leasing sea-bed blocks for carrying out a survey and subsequent development of 4 GW of offshore wind energy projects off the coast of Tamil Nadu. The developers will be selected through an international competitive bidding process. Ensuring grid connectivity and long-term open access to the grid will be within the scope of work for the chosen developer. The energy generated will be consumed in captive mode or sold to third parties under the open access framework or through a power exchange.