19th International Training Course

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1st to 28th February 2017

        With the rising concerns on climate change, countries are under pressure to turn to Renewable Energy (RE) sources and reduce CO2 emissions. Amongst RE sources, Wind energy has proved a highly successful energy option and about 432 GW (by end of 2014) has been installed worldwide. Earth's commercially viable wind power potential is estimated at 72 TW which is four times more than World's total energy demand. With such a huge potential, only very few countries are using wind power. USA, some of the European countries and Asian countries like China and India are using wind energy on a large scale and it is in startup stage in many parts of the world. Lack of skilled human resource has been one of the main barriers that hinders wind and other renewable energy diffusion.

         National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chennai, India, being first of its kind institution in Asia, perhaps in developing countries, has responsibilities to address this issue. NIWE has contributed for diffusion of wind energy as one of the primary energy sources in India. India, over the years, has been a trend- setter nation with regard to wind power utilization.

          Decades of concerted efforts have started to yield gratifying results and today, Wind power contributes about 8.7% (25217.29 MW) of the total Indian energy mix of 288664.97 MW (as on February 2016) and stands fourth in terms of installed wind power capacity worldwide. With this vast experience, India can incorporate lessons learnt from its own experience to foster growth elsewhere in the globe. In this context, a four week International Training Course is scheduled by NIWE. The Course is sponsored by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, for ITEC / SCAAP member countries. To highlight, NIWE has so far successfully organized 20 international including 2 special trainings, wherein 382 professionals from 72 countries have been trained and it has also organized 21 national training courses including 2 special trainings and trained 1044 professionals.

         Additional lectures would also be organized while visiting wind farms and manufacturing facility to give a complete picture of the know-how and how to go about setting up a coordinated wind energy programme at national level. Participants will also have opportunity of hands on experience in manufacturing Small Wind Turbines with local materials at low cost after theoretical training.

  1. The prime objective is to transfer knowledge and special skills to the international participants.
  2. To build skilled human resource so that there will be advancement of wind energy in the participating country.
  3. To provide an invaluable platform for exchange of professional and cultural experiences among diverse participants.
  4. To leverage the research that continues to shape this rapidly evolving discipline.
Training Methodology
  1. Class room lectures including exercises and case studies to stimulate active participation and dialogue.
  2. Practical classes at laboratories.
  3. Hands-on working on wind energy equipment
  4. Study visits to operating wind farms and wind turbine manufacturing facilities to enhance effective transfer of knowledge.
Course Syllabus

         The course content for the training has been carefully thought out syllabus with specific subject experts giving lectures and going through specific case studies such that, at the end of the course considerable useful knowledge transfer is perceived.

The course will address the following aspects:
  • Wind Energy conversion technology and power generation
  • Wind turbine technology and developments
  • Design of wind turbines
  • Wind turbine components
  • Wind resource assessment and techniques
  • Planning including design of wind farms
  • Wind farm developments and feasibility study
  • Pre-Investment study and cost benefit analysis
  • Installation and commissioning of wind turbines
  • Post installation activities - Grid integration
  • O & M aspects of wind farms
  • Testing & Certification of wind turbines
  • Small wind turbine and hybrid systems
  • Indian government Policies and schemes and legal frameworks.
  • Wind energy developments in India

        Additional lectures would also be organized while visiting wind farms and manufacturing facility to give a complete picture of the know-how and how to go about setting up a coordinated wind energy programme at national level.

Participants will also have opportunity of hands on experience in manufacturing Small Wind Turbines with local materials at low cost after theoretical training.

Target Participants

The course will be useful for anyone involved in wind energy or those who are looking for an introduction. Persons from the following fields will find this course very relevant.

  • Academic & R & D Institutions
  • Power Industry
  • Manufacturers
  • Suppliers and Distributors
  • Utilities
  • Consultants
  • Project Developers
  • Government Organization
  • NGOs
  • Media
The Programme

The course duration will be 28 days from 1st February to 28th February 2017.


The venue for the programme will be the Conference Hall of National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai, India.

Course Fee

        The entire cost of Training Course is funded by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC / SCAAP programme which includes to and fro air fare, local travels, accommodation, living allowance and book allowance. Accommodation provided will be of international standards.

Reason to Attend

          The course will offer a good foundation on the principles of engineering behind wind energy technology and power generation & distribution along with financial viability and entrepreneur opportunities. The course would facilitate an invaluable forum for dialogue and open exchange of views and experiences with Indian scientists and professionals. The course would give a picture of complete know-how and pave the way to go about setting up financially viable wind farm projects.

  • Applicants should be from any one of the ITEC / SCAAP countries.
  • List of ITEC /SCAAP countries can be found in http://itec.mea.gov.in
  • Degree / Diploma in Engineering / Science with good knowledge in English.
  • Age should be between 25 to 45 years.
How to Apply Step by Step Guidance
  1. Those who are interested to apply for ITEC Training programme are required to visit the website https://www.itecgoi.in/login_page.php and
  2. Click on the New USER. It will take you to the streams to be chosen. Here you choose 'Environmental and Renewable Energy Course'.
  3. Now the available Institutes can be seen by clicking the links given. Here you may select 'National Institute of Wind Energy' and click on this institute.
  4. It will take you to the website of the institute and there appears 'You can browse the available courses on clicking the links below'. Here you have to click on the 'apply now' link under 19th International Training Course on Wind Turbine Technology and Applications.

Applicants are required to apply for ITEC training programme by filling up the online application form and take a print out of filled form. This form is to be submitted to the nodal/designated Government Department/Agency of applicant's country.

Nodal/designated Department/Agency is, in turn, required to forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India, accredited/concurrently accredited to the nominating country along with undertaking by candidate and certification from employer (Part-II of Application Form).

Candidates may take printout of application and later check the status of their application by logging-in at www.itecgoi.in .The credentials for log-in may be noted while filling up the form.

Course Coordinator

Dr. P. Kanagavel
Additional Director & Head
Information, Training and Customized Services
National Institute of Wind Energy
Velachery - Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
Ph: +91-44-2246 3994 (D), 2246 3982 / 83 / 84
Mobile: +91-9445798007
Fax: 044 - 22463980
E-Mail : pkanagavel.niwe@nic.in