IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2020

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Brief Report on IREDA - NIWE Awards for Wind Energy 2020

The third edition of the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2020 to promote innovation, research & development, manufacturing, developing & harnessing Wind Energy at the State and National levels and to motivate individuals, stakeholder to strive for the best in the field has been announced for the following three broad categories:

  1. IREDA-NIWE Award for the Best Performing State Nodal Agencies for the Year
  2. IREDA-NIWE Award for the Best Institution of Higher Learning in Wind Energy and
  3. IREDA-NIWE Award for the Best Research Work

Call for nominations for each category were uploaded in NIWE / IREDA / MNRE websites and advertised through national daily Newspapers, and through groups & mass communications. In response to the announcement, NIWE has received nominations.

The nominations are as below.

  1. Best Performing State Nodal Agencies for the Year - Data provided by MNRE
  2. Best Institution of Higher Learning in Wind Energy - 03 Nos.
  3. Best Research Work in Wind Energy - 12 Nos.

The selection of the awardees for all the three categories was done through an eminent Jury Committee comprising of Senior Members from Government Organizations, Academic Institutions, Media and Financial Sectors. The Jury Committee adopted the notified criteria and recommended the nominations for each of the category to be awarded for the year from the nominations received, segregated under the various categories. The Awardees were informed of their selection and invited to attend the Award Ceremony of the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2020, scheduled during the Global Wind Day 2022 and Silver Jubilee celebration of NIWE on 15th June 2022, to receive the Award.

The Award Ceremony was held on 15.06.2022 in the Auditorium, Atal Akshay Urja Bhawan, Lodi Road, New Delhi and inaugurated by the Hon'ble Shri R. K. Singh, Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy. Shri R. K. Singh delivered the keynote address and congratulated the wind fraternity for their achievement. He appreciated the role of NIWE in the development of wind energy sector. Shri. Singh awarded the prizes carrying a citation and a cash award of Rs.1.00 lakh to the following three categories of winners of IREDA-NIWE Annual Award for Wind Energy - 2020. Shri. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, MNRE, Shri Dinesh Jagdale, Joint Secretary, MNRE and Dr. K. Balaraman, Director General, NIWE were present in the ceremony. Dr. P. Kanagavel, Director and Head, Skill Development Division, NIWE, Convener of IREDA-NIWE Annual Award for Wind Energy has coordinated the programme.

Shri. Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi I.A.S., Secretary, MNRE lighting the Kuthuvilakku
Union Minister delivering Keynote Address
The best performing State for the year 2020
Ms. Asia Mariam, IAS, Managing Director, TEDA receiving the Award

The award is conferred to State of Tamil Nadu which has installed highest wind capacity during 2018-19 with 771.8 MW. The award was received by Ms. Asia Mariam, IAS, Managing Director, TEDA.

The best performing Research Institutions for the year 2020
Vice Chancellor in-charge of the Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul receiving the Award

The award is conferred to The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu for promoting research, innovation, knowledge transfer in the field of wind energy.

Best Research Work in Wind Energy for the year 2020
Dr. Sathyabama receiving the Award

The award is conferred to Dr. Sathyabama A, Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Karnataka for her work in wind energy. She has published over 90 research papers and completed three R&D project from CSIR, SERB and DST.

Award Winners, industrial guests, officials of MNRE and NIWE during Award Ceremony
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