With the rising concerns on climate change, countries are under pressure to turn to Renewable Energy (RE) sources and reduce CO emissions. Amongst RE sources, Wind energy has proved a highly successful energy option and about 486 GW has been installed worldwide by end of 2016. 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 9% (32279.77 MW) of the total Indian energy mix of 329204.53 MW and stands fourth in terms of installed wind power capacity worldwide as on March 2017. 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 member countries. To highlight, NIWE has so far successfully organized 23 international trainings, wherein 468 professionals from 78 countries have been trained and it has also organized 24 national training courses including 3 special trainings and trained 1211 professionals.
The resource persons for this training course will be NIWE scientists, industry professionals, academicians and other national experts who have significantly contributed for wind energy development in the country.
The venue for the programme will be the Conference Hall of National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai, India.
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:
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 on Wind Energy equipments at different laboratories.
The course will be useful for anyone involved in wind energy or those who are looking for an introduction. Persons from countries. the following fields will find this course very relevant.
The Course is completely free and the entire cost of Training Course is funded by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programme including to and fro air fare, local travels, accommodation, living allowance and book allowance. Accommodation provided will be of international standards.
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.
Dr. P. Kanagavel
Information, Training and Customized Services
National Institute of Wind Energy
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