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India proposes 15MW rule for manufacturers

INDIA: Manufacturers who have installed more than 15MW of a specific turbine in India will be required to establish a manufacturing base in the country, according to guidelines announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

The guidelines also specify four international certification programmes that will be accepted in addition to the revised TAPS-2000 programme of C-WET, the ministry’s own certifying entity.

However, all installed machines will have to be fitted with an online remote monitoring system so that C-WET can access information such as power generation and downtime of each machine.

The guidelines are applicable from 31 December in the run-up to the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17). They are aimed at developing indigenous manufacturing capacity and enabling transfer of the latest technology into India. The certification clauses will accelerate capacity addition by de-clogging C-WET’s pipeline.


The ministry has invited public comment up to 29 September, after which final guidelines will be issued and announced.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy guidelines

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