Renewable Energy in particular Wind and Solar has become mainstay in meeting energy needs having achieved grid parity in term of costs as well as technical requirement. The wind energy has proved a highly successful energy option with installation of over 522 GW worldwide as on April 2018. It is estimated that viable wind power potential across globe is 72 TW, which is four times more than the current World’s total energy demand. The major wind generator installation is in USA, some of the European countries and Asian countries like China and India and other countries catching up with the rest. Lack of skilled human resource has been one of the main barriers that hinders wind and other renewable energy integration.
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India has pioneered in promoting wind Energy and has contributed for promotion of wind energy as one of the primary energy sources in India. Decades of concerted efforts have started to yield gratifying results and today, Wind power contributes about 10%(34,046 MW) of the total Indian energy mix of 3,43,788 MW and stands fourth in terms of installed wind power capacity worldwide as on April 2018. With this vast experience, we have an obligation to disseminate the knowledge learnt to foster growth of wind energy across globe. In this context, a ﬁve weeks International Training Course is scheduled by NIWE under the sponsorship of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, under ITEC programme. NIWE to its credit has successfully conducted28 international training courses, wherein 572 professionals from over 80 countries have been trained and has also conducted27 national training courses and trained about 1300 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 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 systems at different laboratories.
The course duration will be 31 days from 18th July to 17th August 2018.
The venue for the programme will be the Conference Hall of National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai, India.
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.
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.
There is NO COURSE FEE for the participnats of ITEC partner countries and is fully funded by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programme. The funding includes to and fro air fare, local travels, accommodation, living allowance and book allowance. Accommodation provided will be of international standards.
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 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 application form.
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