The 20th International Training Course on "Wind Turbine Technology and Applications" was successfully organized by the ITCS unit during 16th August to 8th September 2017. This is a special training course for ITEC Countries sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programmes. The Course addressed all aspects of Wind Power starting from introduction to wind and its technology, wind resource assessment, installation and commissioning, operation and maintenance aspects of wind farms along with financial analysis. The course was attended by 18 Participants from 10 countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Iran, Mauritius, Nepal, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe).
The training course was inaugurated by Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General (Additional Charge), NIWE.
|Course Material release during inauguration|
The course content of the training were handled by eminent Scientists, Engineers and other wind energy professionals from NIWE, wind turbine industries and academic institutions, who have years of experience in the field. During the 28 days programme, Thirty Three classroom lectures were scheduled apart from practical training and study visits to wind farm and wind turbine manufacturing factory.
The practical training with Wind Resource Assessment, instrumentation, Testing & R&D equipments was organized apart from visit to the Large Wind Turbine manufacturing factory to M/s. ReGen Powertech, TADA, Andhra Pradesh, where they had a chance of listening from the industry experts who are actually in the process of making wind turbines and visited the manufacturing facilities.
|Participants at ReGen Powertech manufacturing factory|
The participants were taken to southern part of Tamil Nadu to visit Wind Turbine Test / Research Station at Kayathar, where they got exposure on small and large wind turbine testing process apart from visiting wind farms in and around Kanyakumari, where wind turbines are installed in large numbers like coconut trees.
|Participants at Wind Farms at Kayathar|
Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General (Additional Charge), NIWE distributed the course certificates to all the participants.
|Dr. Rajesh Katyal distributing the Course Certificate|
The course structure and organization of training was highly appreciated by the participants. The participants were very much satisfied by the quality of lectures and hospitality they found in India.