EU-India Regulatory Workshop Series

Offshore Wind energy

10 April 2024 | 14:00-15:30 IST

To enable the clean energy transition of the India power sector, the country has been taking many key measures, including setting ambitious targets in terms of renewable energy generation capacity, new market design regulations, and network planning both for national and trade beyond borders. 

To facilitate discussions, the EU-India Clean Energy Climate Partnership (EU-India CECP) has been conducting the ‘EU-India Regulatory Workshop Series’ for the last 6 years in collaboration with FSR Global. In its 6th edition, a series of in-person and online events are being conducted on concurrent topics for the year 2023-24. 

The upcoming debate is an online event on the topic of ‘Offshore Wind Energy’ 

Offshore wind energy is a promising avenue for both the European Union (EU) and India as they strive to meet their renewable energy targets and transition to cleaner energy sources. 

The EU has been a leader in offshore wind energy, with significant investments and technological advancements in this sector. Countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark have established themselves as pioneers in offshore wind energy, with large-scale projects contributing significantly to their renewable energy portfolios. The EU has set ambitious targets to increase its offshore wind capacity, aiming to reach 60 GW by 2030 and 300 GW by 2050. 

In India, offshore wind energy is still in its nascent stages, but the country has immense potential for development along its extensive coastline. The government has identified several sites along the coast for offshore wind farms and has initiated plans to auction projects to private developers. India’s National Offshore Wind Energy Policy aims to harness the country’s offshore wind potential and contribute to its renewable energy goals. 

Both the EU and India can benefit from collaboration and knowledge exchange in offshore wind energy. The EU’s experience in technology, policy frameworks, and project implementation can provide valuable insights for India as it develops its offshore wind sector. Conversely, India’s growing market and unique challenges can offer learning opportunities for the EU. 


14:00-14:05 (IST) / 10:30-10:35 (CEST): Welcome Address by Swetha Ravi Kumar | Executive Director, FSR Global 

14:05-14:15 (IST) / 10:35-10:45 (CEST): Opening Remarks by Johanna Mansson-Delerce | Policy Officer, European Union Delegation to India 

14:15-15:05 (IST) / 10:45-11:35 (CEST) 

Panel Discussion Moderated by Dr. Parul Bakshi | Research Fellow, FSR Global 

  • Lalit Bohra | Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
  • Alp Gunsever | Head of Secretariat, Centre of Excellence for Offshore Wind and Renewable Energy 
  • Thor Uglevig Petersen | Vice President for Wind Power, NIRAS 
  • Rajendra Kharul | Managing Partner and CEO,

15:05-15:25 (IST)/ 11:35-11:55 (CEST): Q&A with the audience 

15:25-15:30 (IST)/ 11:55-12:00 (CEST): Closing Remarks by Dr. Parul Bakshi | Research Fellow, FSR Global

Online Event