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 about2 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. Indian SWT Installation 2400 KW (Source : WWEA Report 2015). Small wind is the best decentralized form suitable for Urban setup and can work in complimentary pattern with Solar roof top. MNRE has provided the needed impetus to the propagation of this technology through its subsidy program. With this vast experience, India can incorporate lessons learnt from its own experience to foster growth elsewhere in the globe. In this context, a three 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 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:
The course is designed such a way that the participants will themselves design the parts / components of the Small Wind Turbines from the low cost and locally available materials, construct, Install, commission and erect the turbine to produce power and also Operation Maintenance practices.
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 countries. the following fields will find this course very relevant.
The resource persons for the training course would be scientists / engineers of NIWE, Small Wind Turbine Manufacturers, Experts and Engineers, who have contributed significantly for the development of small wind turbine technology. The design, construction and maintenance of small wind turbine part will be done by the Engineers of Minvayu, Auroville, Tamil Nadu near Pondicherry, who have rich experience in design, construction, supply and providing training for the rural mechanics to build, install and maintain low cost wind turbine with local materials.
The course will offer a good foundation on the principles of engineering behind wind energy technology and power generation and detailed about making Small Wind Turbines with Installation, Commissioning and O&M aspects. the course would facilitate an invaluable forum for dialogue and open scientists and professionals. The course would give a picture of complete known-how and pave the way to go about manufacturing Small Wind Turbines and maintain them.
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.
Dr. P. Kanagavel
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