Special Training Course on "Wind Resource Assessment and Wind Farm Planning"

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Special Training Course on "Wind Resource Assessment and Wind Farm Planning"
19th September - 12th October 2018

      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. NIWE has very good experience and expertise in Wind Resource Assessment activities and has established about 850 Wind Monitoring Stations all over the country and published Wind Atlas for India. 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 four 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 conducted 28 international training courses, wherein 572 professionals from over 80 countries have been trained and has also conducted 27 national training courses and trained about 1300 professionals.

  • The prime objective is to transfer knowledge and special skills to the international participants.
  • To build skilled human resource so that there will be advancement of wind energy in the participating country.
  • To provide an invaluable platform for exchange of professional and cultural experiences among diverse participants.
  • To leverage the research that continues to shape this rapidly evolving discipline.
Training Methodology
  1. Class room lectures including exercises and case studies to stimulate active participation and dialogue.
  2. Practical classes at different laboratories.
  3. Hands-on working on wind energy systems.
  4. Study visits to operating wind farms and wind turbine manufacturing facilities to enhance effective transfer of knowledge.
Resource Persons

      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.

Course Sylabus

      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:

  • Wind Energy Technology
  • Introduction to Wind Resource Assessment
  • Wind Resource Assessment techniques
  • Site Selection for Wind Monitoring Stations (WMS), Installation, Instrumentation and Commissioning of WMS
  • Wind Resource Mapping & Atlas
  • 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 of wind farm
  • Forecasting and Wind Energy Production


Participants will also have opportunity of hands on experience on Wind Resource Assessment equipments and software.

The Programme

The course duration will be 24 days from 19th September - 12th October 2018.


The venue for the programme will be the Conference Hall of National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai, India.

Target Participants

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.

  • Academic and R & D Institutions
  • Power Industry
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturers
  • Suppliers and Distributors
  • Utilities
  • Consultants
  • Project Developers
  • Government Organization
  • NGOs and Green Engineers
Reason to Attend

      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.

  • Applicants should be from any one of the ITEC countries. List of ITEC countries can be found in www.itecgoi.in
  • Degree / Diploma in Engineering / Science with good knowledge in English.
  • Age should be between 25 to 45 years.
Course Fee

     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.

How to Apply?
  1. Those who are interested to apply for this Training Course are required to visit the website www.itecgoi.in.
  2. Click on the NEW USER for filling up the online application form. It will take you to the streams to be chosen where you have to choose ’Environmental and Renewable Energy Course’ and then select ’National Institute of Wind Energy’.
  3. It will take you to the institute page where you have to click on the ’apply’ link provided in Special International Training Course on Wind Resource Assessment and Wind Farm Planning the instructions.

     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.

Course Coordinator

Dr. P. Kanagavel
Additional Director
Information, Training and Customized Services
National Institute of Wind Energy
Velachery - Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
Ph: +91-44-2246 3982, +91-44-2246 3983, +91-44-2246 3984, +91-44-2246 3994 (Direct)
Mobile: +91-9445798007
Fax: 044 - 22463980
E-Mail : itraining.niwe@nic.in