Govt approves cooperation agreement between India, Denmark in renewable energy

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 16, 2019 12:54 hrs
Solar Plant (AP photo)

The central government on Monday gave its approval for a cooperation agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind energy and a letter of intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence for renewable energy in India.

The cooperation agreement was signed here in March 2019. The objective of the agreement is to promote cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy with a special focus on off-shore wind, an official statement said.

The areas of cooperation would include technical capacity building for management of off!shore wind projects, measures to develop and sustain a highly efficient wind industry, onshore as well as offshore, measures to ensure high quality of wind turbines, components, and certification requirements' forecasting and scheduling of off-shore wind, it added.

The Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence in Integrated Renewable Power would work on renewable energy resource assessments with a focus on onshore and offshore wind, hybridisation of wind, solar, hydro and storage technologies, integration of renewable energy inch-high level of wind energy, testing and research and development, and skill development and capacity building.

The signing of the documents will help in strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries, the statement said.