In an effort to encourage more wind turbines manufacturers to enter the Indian market, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has done away with a crucial committee which used to approve turbine models before these could be sold.Henceforth, turbine makers will need to only provide details of their products online to the MNRE to obtain the necessary certification to sell, and if the products satisfy the specifications, they will automatically be included in the ministry’s Revised List of Models and Manufacturers (RLMM).

“This has been done to ensure more competition,” said Varsha Joshi, former joint secretary, MNRE. “We have made the process of entering the market easier. Products which abide by international standards will get certification without any additional verification.” The standards are the relevant ones for turbines set by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), or the DNV GL, another global certification body.