Indian wind energy sector has been developing into the main stream of industrial activity with active participation of the private sector. All the major stakeholders expressed the need for establishing the certification facility in India. Accordingly, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has established Certification Division of NIWE with the technical support and partial financial assistance from DANIDA, Denmark. RISO National Laboratory, Denmark acted as Technical Consultants to establish the Certification expertise in India.
Indian wind energy sector has grown over decades and it is considered as one of the main stream of power generation in the Country. Type Certification of wind turbines plays an active role to facilitate the orderly growth of wind energy sector in India. Internationally, IEC /IECRE Certification schemes for wind turbines are well recognized and widely used. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has notified a draft certification scheme viz., Indian Wind Turbine Certification scheme (IWTCS) vide notification dated 05.11.2018 and recognized NIWE as Type Certification body in India.
Certification division has completed 11 certification projects and more than 55 renewals of PTC projects as per TAPS -2000.
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The Division also involves in creating the necessary IT infrastructure for effective dissemination of information.