As Global Wind Day is celebrated worldwide, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) India is delighted to announce the appointment of Girish Tanti, Vice-Chairman of Suzlon Group, as the new Chair. This position is pivotal in driving GWEC India’s collaboration with national and state governments, assisting both government and industry in establishing policy frameworks to maximize India’s wind energy potential, both onshore and offshore.

Girish Tanti assumes a dual role with GWEC, having been named Vice-Chair of the Global Wind Energy Council earlier this year. India, ranked as the fourth largest wind market globally with 46 GW of onshore wind capacity, is also a key manufacturing hub for wind energy. Tanti’s leadership is expected to catalyze further momentum, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious renewable energy goals, fostering dialogue and accelerating initiatives to realize India’s wind energy potential.

Expressing his vision, Tanti emphasized India’s crucial role in the global wind energy landscape. “Ranked fourth in the world, India is pivotal in accelerating renewable energy and achieving global energy transition targets, not just in installations but also as a key player in the global supply chain. As India Chair of GWEC, I aim to strengthen GWEC’s impact in India and elevate the Indian Wind Energy sector globally.”

Ben Backwell, CEO of GWEC, expressed enthusiasm for Tanti’s appointment. “The Global Wind Energy Council has a successful history with the Tanti family, and we are thrilled to welcome Girish Tanti as GWEC India’s Chair. Under Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, India is poised for transformative action in its energy transition. With vast potential for onshore and offshore wind, as well as a burgeoning supply chain hub, Tanti’s leadership will ensure a focused vision to drive industry growth.”

Source: Energetica India