IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2022

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IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2022

The fifth edition of the IREDA-NIWE Annual Awards for Wind Energy 2022 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 Wind Farm Developer 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 Wind Farm Developer of the Year - 01
  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 amongst 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 2022, 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 - 2022. 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.

Hon'ble Union Minister Shri. R. K. Singh inaugurating the Ceremony
Union Minister delivering Keynote Address
The best performing Wind Farm Developer of the year 2022
Officials of M/s. Renew Power Private Limited receiving the Award

The Award Best performing Wind Farm Developer for the year 2022 was conferred to M/s . Renew Power Private Limited, Gurugram, Haryana.

Best Research Work in Wind Energy for the year 2022

The award for the year 2022 is shared by two researchers

Dr. Suresh H. Jangamshetti receiving the Award

The first researcher is Dr. Suresh H Jangamshetti, Professor & Head, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkote, Karnataka, for his work on Short term wind forecasting model for planning of wind plants and scheduling power.

Mr. Neeraj Verma receiving the Award

The second researcher is Mr. Neeraj Verma, Ph.D student, Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat for his work on Aerodynamic design optimization of Horizontal Axis Wind turbine having multiple aerofoil with chord based Reynolds number consideration.

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