Wind Data Sharing Policy (WDSP)

The Ministry approved Wind Data Sharing Policy proposed by National Institute of Wind Energy. The Wind Power development programme in India was initiated at the end of Sixth Five Year Plan, in 1983-84. In order to identify wind farmable sites in the country, the Government of India launched a national wind resource assessment programme in 1985. Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources (now Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, MNRE) decided to venture a National Wind Resource Assessment Programme with dedicated wind monitoring stations to identify windy locations in the country.