Wind Energy



The use of wind as a renewable energy involves the conversion of power contained in masses of moving air into rotating shaft power. The conversion process utilises aerodynamic forces (lift and/or drag) to produce a net positive turning moment on a shaft, resulting in the production of mechanical power which can be converted to electrical power.

The amount of wind power (P) harnessable at a particular site can be expressed as,

P=½ρAV³Cp Watts where

P = The density of air, kg/m3.
V = The wind speed in m/s.
A = Swept area of the blades through which the wind blows, in m2.
Cp = Efficiency of conversion

The wind speed therefore plays a vital role for energy generation as there is a non- liner (cubic) relationship between wind speed and available power.

The energy content in wind at different region varies with latitude, land - sea disposition, altitude and season. In India the factor which mostly governs the availability of wind energy at a particular site is its geographical location with respect to the monsoon wind. The availability of data on wind speed being a basic requirement for determining the feasiblity of wind power generation at any site and due to the highly uneven distribution of wind speed over the country, an assesment of the wind resource over different regions was undertaken before any plans of harnessing the wind energy were drawn for implementation.

The following fund and non-fund based schmes are available in Wind Sector :

  • Long term Project Financing 
  • Short term loan assistance to RE Developers /Suppliers/ Contractors/ Energy Efficiency Projects 
  • Bridge loan assistance to RE Promoters/ Developers against Capital Subsidies/VGF
  • Guarantee Assistance Scheme to RE Suppliers/ Manufacturers / EPC Contractors/Developers 
  • Direct Discounting of GBI Claims Payable to Renewable Energy Developers under MNRE Scheme 
  • Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for raising Bonds towards Wind Projects
  • Policy for Issue of Letter of Comfort/Letter of Undertaking for opening of Letter of Credit 
  • Policy for Financing of Transmission Projects
  • Top-Up Loan Scheme 
  •  Loan against Securitization of Future Cash Flow of Renewable Energy Projects
  •  Short Term Loan Facility to Govt. Bodies/ Discoms/ Transcos /State Owned Trading Companies
  • Loan against Securitization of Future GBI receivables in case of Grid Connected Wind Projects
  • Takeover of Term Loans from Banks/FIs and Unsecured Loans/Bridge Loans/Creditors Payables
For detailed information on various schemes, kindly  refer IREDA's Financing Norms

Incentives available in the Sector

For detailed information on Interest Rate and incentive, kindly refer IREDA's Financing Norms and refer IREDA Website https://www.ireda.in.
IREDA is a financial institution and does not provide any subsidy. For details of Government support/incentives/policy/subsidy available if any, please contact MNRE and refer MNRE website at https://mnre.gov.in/.

Procurement Requirements

The borrower is required to follow transparent and competitive bidding procedure for procurement and shall demonstrate that the procurement procedures adopted by them are appropriate to the circumstances and that the quality goods, services and works are purchased at reasonable and competitive prices. The borrower shall provide all such information and documents reasonably required in connection with the procurement of any goods, services and works to be financed by IREDA. Wherever the loan is sanctioned against international lines of credit such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, kfW, etc., the relevant procurement procedures stipulated for competitive bidding process will have to be followed by the borrower.

List of officers Name in Sector- Wind Energy Sector  :
Sl. No. Name Designation Email Id Mobile No.
1 Pradipta Kumar Roy Deputy General Manager pradiptakumar@ireda.in 8097223306
2 Puran Mal Meena Chief Manager pmmeena@ireda.in 9650796774
3 Ridhi Vohra Chief Manager ridhi@ireda.in 9650999327
3 Amit Dubey Senior Manager amitdubey@ireda.in 9971989840
4 Brija Nandan Sahoo Manager brajanandan@ireda.in 9910103294
6 Abhinav Chandra Manager abhinavchandra@ireda.in 9717547743
5 Shravan Kumar Bhojjam Managter shravan@ireda.in 9810734488
6 Ananya Pramanik Manager ananya@ireda.in 9981992847
8 Shashank Gupta Manager shashank@ireda.in 9984512549
9 Yogesh Hans Sharma Deputy Manager yogesh@ireda.in 9871715748
11 Ashok Yadav Deputy Manager ashokyadav@ireda.in 9811889805
13 Bhagyashree Katdare Manager bhagyashree@ireda.in 7016649904
14 Bibhupada Sahoo Assistant Manager bibhu@ireda.in 9437799880
Last Updated on 12/10/2023