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 established at Kayathar in Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. NIWE has been vested with the responsibility 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. 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.
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. Applications / Nominations
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. The screening will be done during February of every year.
5. Selection Methodology
6. Evaluation criteria
The criteria will be decided by the Award Jury / Expert Committee 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 21st.
Important Announcement : "The last date for submission of Nominations for the IREDA-NIWE Awards is extended to 15th February 2019 (from 31st January 2019). The regular copy of the nomination(s) should reach on or before 15.02.2019 with all relevant documents to support the nomination(s)".
Address for correspondence
Dr. P. Kanagavel
Director & Division Head
Skill Development & Training (SDT) Division
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)
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