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The union government has put in place a system of Approved List of Models and Manufacturers, and only equipment manufactured by manufacturers in the approved list is allowed to be used for Wind Energy Projects. Now, more than 70% of the equipment is manufactured in India.

The government has taken several steps to promote renewable energy, including wind energy, in the country. Some of those are: i) Permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% under the automatic route; ii) Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned by 30th June 2025; iii) Declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2022; iv) Setting up of Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Parks to provide land and transmission to RE developers on a plug and play basis; v) Laying of new transmission lines and creating new sub-station capacity for evacuation of renewable power; vi) Setting up of Project Development Cell for attracting and facilitating investments; vii) Standard Bidding Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV and Wind Projects; viii) Government has issued orders that power shall be dispatched against Letter of Credit (LC) or advance payment to ensure timely payment by distribution licensees to RE generators; and ix) Conducting skill development programmes to create a pool of skilled manpower for implementation, operation and maintenance of RE projects.

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