The National Offshore Wind Power Policy was issued in October 2015. The salient features of the policy are:

  1. Offshore wind energy development, including, setting up of demonstration, pilot and commercial projects, research & development activities, in waters up to 200 nautical miles (EEZ of the country) from the baseline.

  2. Fiscal incentives available to onshore wind will also be made available to offshore wind power projects.

  3. Allocation of sea bed for development of offshore wind energy through international competitive bidding (ICB).