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National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) formerly known as Centre for Wind Energy Technology 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 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 (MoU) with NIWE for creation of Corpus and established 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 MoU, NIWE has instituted Award called “IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy” and the Awards are instituted with the following general rules and regulations.
The following categories of the awards are considered broadly to recognize, celebrate and reward the achievements and excellences in Wind Energy:
IREDA-NIWE Award for Best Performing Wind Farm Developer of the Year Apply Online
IREDA-NIWE Award for Best Institution of Higher Learning in Wind Energy Apply Online
IREDA-NIWE Award for Best Research Work in Wind Energy Apply Online
The Awards are given on the Foundation Day of NIWE i.e., 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 at NIWE, Chennai or New Delhi or any other place conveniently selected.
Each award would comprise of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one Lakh only) along with Citation.
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.
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.
The criteria will be decided by the Award Jury / Expert Committee.
All nominations will be treated in the strictest conﬁdence. The Awardee(s) selected would be invited to receive the Award in a function to be held in May-June at NIWE, Chennai or convenient place will be announced.
With this background, NIWE announces the Fifth Edition of the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2022 and invites nominations for following award categories.
The Developer who has a Wind Farm and taken efforts to maintain maximum machine availability, maximum generation by doing needed preventing O&M activities and support extended towards research, academic and CSR activities during the year 2020-21.
The institution which has introduced Certiﬁcates / Diploma / Degree / Post Graduate Degree / Ph.D., programmes, conducted research, established research facilities and papers published out of the above and conducted more number of conferences/seminars/workshops/Trainings with higher number of participants towards Wind energy development and those who had introduced Innovative technology/new initiative/Mechanism in the learning process for year 2020-21.
Individual researcher, who have taken up a good research and published papers in a peer reviewed quality journals with high impact factors during the year 2020-21.
Duly ﬁlled in Nomination Form along with supporting documents has to be sent to the Award Convener:
Dr. P. KANAGAVEL
Director and Head Skill Development and Training (SDT) Division NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF WIND ENERGY (NIWE) Velachery - Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu Phone : +91-44-2246 3982/83/84 +91-44-2246 3994 (D) Fax : +91-44-2246 3980 Mobile : +91-9445798007 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The last date for submitting the nomination form (for both hard and soft copy) is on or before 15th April 2022. The nomination / applications received after the due date will not be eligible for the award and no communication is entertained in this regard.