National repowering & life extension policy for wind power projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had issued ‘Policy for repowering of the Wind Power Projects’ on 5th August 2016 in order to create a facilitative framework for repowering. A review of the policy has been carried out taking into account representations received from various stakeholders, subsequent deliberations and stakeholders' consultation and a revised policy has been prepared. This policy enables repowering/replacement of older generation turbines with newer generation more efficient turbines even before the design life is over, if the developers/owners choose to do so. The revised policy considers refurbishment of wind turbines for life extension beyond design life subject to safety and performance assessment as per relevant standards.