Standards & Regulation (S&R)

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Historical perspective +

Indian wind energy sector has been developing into the main stream of industrial activity with active participation of the private sector. An Indian wind turbine certification scheme viz., Type Approval - Provisional Scheme was developed by NIWE with the technical assistance of RISO National Laboratory, Denmark (presently known as DTU, Denmark). The TAPS 2000, which was the first of its kind certification scheme for wind turbines, was approved and issued by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and was implemented by NIWE. In addition, NIWE has been involved in preparation of Indian Standards on wind turbines and providing technical support to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been issuing the guidelines for Wind Power Projects to streamline the development and facilitate healthy and orderly growth of the Wind Power Sector in the country. MNRE is issuing Revised List of Models and Manufactures of wind turbines (RLMM). NIWE has been providing the technical support to MNRE for implementation of RLMM process. NIWE is also facilitating the grid synchronization of prototype wind turbine models to carry out type testing as per the guidelines issued by MNRE.

Activities +
  1. Standards:
  2. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standards Body which issues Indian Standards. A committee viz., Wind Turbine Sectional Committee (ETD 42) has been formulated by BIS for the preparation of Indian standards on wind turbines, under the Chairmanship of Director General, NIWE. NIWE provides the technical support to BIS in all the standards related works including IEC standards / IECRE documents.

  3. Prototype Wind Turbines Models:
  4. MNRE has issued the guidelines on installation of prototype wind turbine models in India to facilitate the installation of Prototype wind turbine models to carry out the Type Testing for obtaining Type Certificate. NIWE facilitates for Grid Synchronization of Prototype of wind turbine models by implementing MNRE guidelines on prototype wind turbine models.

  5. Revised List of Models and Manufacturers of wind turbines (RLMM):
  6. As per MNRE guidelines, RLMM lists are being issued by MNRE periodically, based on the documentation/information provided by various wind turbine manufacturers. NIWE provides the technical support to MNRE in issuing RLMM.

Latest MNRE Guidelines for Development of Onshore Wind Power Projects
Latest MNRE guidelines for installation of prototype wind turbine models
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