The Skill Development and Training (SDT) Division of NIWE had successfully conducted the Special International Training Course on "Wind Resource Assessment and Wind Farm Planning" during 28th August to 20th September 2019. This is a special training course for ITEC partner countries sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under ITEC programme. The course was attended by 16 Participants from 9 countries (Ethiopia, Tunisia, Mongolia, Iraq, Syria, Morocco, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh).
The course was inaugurated by Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General (Head of the Institute), NIWE on 28th August 2019 by lighting the lamp, Kuthuvilakku after his insightful inaugural address mentioning about the importance of the Wind Resource Assessment for establishing the economically viable wind power project in a successful manner.
|Dr. K. Balaraman inaugurating the course|
The course started with briefing about Wind Turbine technology aspects and detailed deliberation on various characteristics of Wind Resource Assessment, Wind Resource Assessment techniques, Site Selection for Wind Monitoring Stations (WMS), Installation, Instrumentation and Commissioning of WMS, Met Mast and Modern Measurement Techniques including measurement using remote sensing instruments (SODAR & LiDAR), Data Collection, Analytics and Processing, Software Tools used for Wind data Analysis, Design and Layout of Wind Farms, Wind Resource Mapping, Forecasting and Wind Energy Production.
As part of the training, the practical training was arranged starting from site selection, mast installation and instrumentation of sensors, collection of data and it validation, processing, analysis and reporting, which were held at different Laboratories and in the fields.
As part of study visit, all the participants were taken to southern part of Tamil Nadu to visit Wind Turbine Test Station (WTTS) / Wind Turbine Research Station (WTRS) located at Kayathar, apart from visiting Met Mast and operating wind turbines of various models, capacities and makes.
|Participants at R&D unit, WTRS Wind Farms at Kayathar|
|Participants at Suzlon SCADA Centre and RS Infotech O&M facilities|
Participants stayed at Kanyakumari during the study visit period and the experience at Cape Comorin (southern tip of India) are so exciting to the participants such as seeing the sunrise and sunset and cultural visits showcasing the spiritual heritage of India.
Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General, NIWE distributed the Course Certificates to all the participants during the Valedictory Function after his Valedictory address.
|Dr. K. Balaraman, delivering the Valedictory addresses|
|Dr. K. Balaraman, distributing the Course Certificate|
The course structure and conduction of the training was highly appreciated by the participants. The participants were very much satisfied by the quality of lectures, practical sessions and hospitality of NIWE and India.
|Participants in front of NIWE|