National Institute of Wind Energy formerly Centre for Wind Energy Technology shortly known as NIWE is an autonomous R&D institution established at Chennai in 1998 by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. It is a premier institution with highly experienced professionals having expertise in all related disciplines of wind energy sector. This combination makes it a forward looking and practical institution always well placed to take the next logical steps towards advancing wind technology in the right direction. With its progressive approach to all wind energy related science and technology from onshore to offshore, NIWE assures assistance from resource assessment to project implementation. As an integral part of NIWE, a world class accredited Services providing Wind Turbine Test Station (WTTS) is estab-lished at Kayathar in Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. NIWE has been vested with the responsi-bility to provide complete scientific and technical backing to all stakeholders in the field of wind energy
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), New Delhi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NIWE on 06.04.2016 for creation of Corpus and establish Annual Award to promote innovation, research & development, manufacturing, developing & harnessing Wind Energy at the State and National levels and to motivate individuals / companies to strive to perform better in the field.
IREDA provided one-time Corpus of Rs.1.00 Crore [Rupees One Crore only] which shall be kept as Corpus by NIWE and the interest earned on the same shall be utilized for instituting the annual awards. NIWE has been requested to promote these awards as ’IREDA-NIWE Awards for Wind Energy’.
As agreed by NIWE in the above Memorandum of Understanding, the following Annual IREDA-NIWE Awards in three categories are instituted with the following general rules and regulations.
As per the MoU signed with IREDA, the following awards are considered broadly in the follow-ing categories to recognise, celebrate and reward achievement and excellences in:
The Award will be given every year on the Foundation Day of NIWE, 21st March of every year. The awards shall be presented in a function generally chaired by the Hon’ble Minister, MNRE or senior official from the Ministry and attended by three prominent people from Media, including one standing editor from a National English Daily in the presence of at least 2 representatives from media at NIWE, Chennai or New Delhi or any other place conveniently selected.
Each award would comprise of Rs.1 lakh along with Citation.
The awards shall be promoted as ’IREDA-NIWE Awards in Wind Energy Sector’ through press, print and electronic media to give wider publicity. IREDA and NIWE Logo will be used while promoting and publicizing these award as IREDA has extended the financial support.
In NIWE & IREDA websites, a link is created about the announcement of the award, information brochure, programme schedule, date, time and venue of the function.
The award will be administered by NIWE through suitable and able Committees constituted for the purpose. The Director General, NIWE will constitute the committees every year well in advance in consultation with IREDA and MNRE.
To make IREDA-NIWE’s recognition award to stand out from other awards, NIWE would build recognition using consistent brand building, print the Award Logo on all communications, such as emails, memos, and letters, etc.
1. Announcement and Inviting Applications / Nominations
The Announcement about the Awards will be made through advertisements / communications, giving a time line for submission, forwarded through proper channel wherever applicable for the factualness for the contents of the applications. Nominations / applications will be online as well as regular submission.
2. Time lines
The following are the possible time lines for the awards process and may be modified based on the need with due approval of the Director General, NIWE;
3.Nominations and Last Date
A notification inviting nominations for the award shall be issued each year giving good amount of time for nomination. The announcement is generally by November / December and the last date will be on25th February allowing time to scrutinise, review and select the suitable nominees.
4. Scrutinization of Application / Nominations
A separate screening Committee will be formed every year consisting of relevant officials to check for the required documentary proof and relevance of applications.
5. Applications / Nominations
6. Selection Methodology
7. Evaluation criteria
The criteria will be decided by the Award Expert Committee - Jury on it own. The evaluation criteria will be depending on the feasibility. Social and Economic benefits, Environmental im-provements, Governance, Disaster Life cycle. Finally the criteria will be decided by the Award Expert Committee - Jury on its own.
All nominations will be treated in the strictest confidence. The Awardee(s) selected each year would be invited to receive the Award in a function to be held at NIWE or convenient place on NIWE Foundation Day- March 21.