The Special International Training Course on "Wind Resource Assessment and Wind Farm Planning" was successfully organized by the ITCS unit during 05th-21stJuly,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 provided an invaluable platform for hands on practical training on Introduction to Wind Resource Assessment, Wind Resource Assessment techniques, Site Selection for Wind Monitoring Stations (WMS), Wind Resource Mapping, Installation, Instrumentation and Commissioning of WMS, Met Mast and Modern Measurement Techniques including measurement using remote sensing instruments (SODAR & LiDAR), Data Analytics and Processing, Software tools for Wind data Analysis, Design and Layout, Forecasting and Wind Energy Production. The course was attended by 10 Participants from 6 countries (Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Srilanka, Sudan and Vietnam).
The training course was inaugurated by Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General (AC) & Group Head, WRA&O, NIWE.
As part of the training programme, the practical training was arranged with the visits to Wind Resource Assessment Analysis Lab, Instrumentation & Commissioning of WMS, Wind Analysis - Data collection, Validation and Processing and Reporting.
As part of the study visit, all the participants were taken to southern part of Tamil Nadu to visit Wind Turbine Test / Research Station located at Kayathar, apart from visiting Met. Mast.
The participants were taken to southern part of Tamil Nadu to visit Wind Turbine Test / Research Station 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 visiting tourist place|
And also participants stayed at Kanyakumari during the study visit period and the experience at Cape Comorin (southern tip of India) are so exciting to the participants such as seeing the sunrise and sunset and cultural visits showcasing the spiritual heritage of India.
Dr. Rajesh Katyal, Director General, National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) distributed the course certificates to all the participants.
|Dr. Rajesh Katyal, delivering speech at Valedictory function|
The course structure and conduction of the training was highly appreciated by the participants. The participants were very much satisfied by the quality of lectures, practical sessions and hospitality of NIWE and India.