Pre-Feasibility Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Tamil Nadu

This desktop study offers a preliminary overview of the potential for offshore wind development in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Completed under Work Package 1 of the FOWIND (Facilitating Offshore Wind in India) project; technical, financial, social and environmental parameters were considered to identify eight potential zones for further study. Further high level technical, financial and social-environmental studies were conducted focusing on key offshore wind project components. A parallel study has been completed for the state of Gujarat.

Jordan: Tafila Wind Farm

Jordan’s power sector is highly dependent on imported fuel. With plentiful wind and solar resources, Jordan has been seeking ways to harness these resources to reduce wholesale prices, meet growing demand and improve efficiency. Within the framework of the Collaboration Agreement between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), IFC engaged with a private sector partner, EP Global Energy (EPGE), to advise on the development of the project, including the financing package and a set of bankable project agreements.

Community Wind Development Handbook

This Handbook is designed to give developers of “wholesale” community wind projects practical knowledge of what to expect when developing commercial-scale community wind energy projects in the range of 2 to 50 Megawatts (MW). These wind projects are designed for bulk power generation for sale to a utility company or large electricity user and can supply enough energy to serve several hundred to thousands of homes. Typically, planning and developing a wholesale community wind project takes several years, working with a dedicated team of professionals that have expertise in business and finance, easements, power purchase agreements, engineering, construction and project management, and experience in the utility sector as well as other aspects of the wind industry.