Vayumitra Foundation Course on "Wind Energy Technology"

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Vayumitra Foundation Course on "Wind Energy Technology"
10 Courses August-November 2020
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Renewable Energy in particular Wind has become mainstay in meeting energy needs having achieved grid parity in term of costs as well as technical requirement. The wind energy has proved a highly successful energy option with installation of over 651 GW worldwide and 37 GW in India by end of 2019. Decades of concerted efforts have started to yield gratifying results and today, Wind power contributes about 10 % (37669.25 MW) of the total Indian energy mix of 370 GW as on March 2020 and stands fourth in terms of installed wind power capacity worldwide. It is estimated that viable wind power potential across globe is 72 TW, which is four times more than the current World's total energy demand. The Indian estimated wind potential is more than 300 GW at 100 m height, which has to be tapped at faster manner to increase the green energy contribution towards meeting the various national and international targets and also to mitigate the climate changes issues. In this regard, skilled human resource is critical at every stages of wind energy development i.e., from concept to the entire life time of wind turbine, which is estimated to be beyond 25 years.

NIWE is the premier institute of its kind in the South East Asia perhaps in developing countries, it is in the forefront in providing training support to various stockholders for both national and international level. In this regard, NIWE has trained over 2000 professionals from 98 countries by organising 32 national and 40 international training courses.

Considering the vast wind energy potential in the country and also across the world, creation of adequate skilled and trained man power in various facets of the sector is need of the hour. It is therefore, with the directives of MNRE, NIWE is in the process of developing a full fledged programme in wind sector called “Vayumitra” towards addressing the above demand. As a first step in creating awareness about the wind and it technology and also to promote and popularize the technology towards achieving maximum wind installation, “Vayumitra Foundation Course” on Wind Energy Technology for technicians to engineers is designed. In this course, fundamental aspects of entire gamut of wind generation is taught so to move towards achieving the target of Government of India.


The “Vayumitra Foundation Course” aims to provide a complete overview about all aspects of Wind Energy Technology starting from introduction to wind power and its technology, wind resource assessment, installation and commissioning of Wind Turbine Generator, operation and maintenance aspects of wind farms along with policy issues. The programme will enable the participants to basic awareness and know about details of setting up economically viable wind farm projects. This foundation programme will enable the participants to scale up their skills and facilitate for higher level of Vayumitra programme to make true professionals in the chosen field.

Name of the Course: Vayumitra Foundation Course on “Wind Energy Technology”
Duration: 5 days encompassing presentations, lectures with case studies, success stories and exercises. The training course timing will be from 09.00 am to 06.00 pm
Participants: 35 participants per course
No. of Courses: 10
VenueScheduled Dates
NIWE03rd to 07th August 2020
GRI17th to 21st August 2020
NIWE24th to 28th August 2020
GRI07th to 11th September 2020
NIWE14th to 18th September 2020
GRI21st to 25th September 2020
NIWE05th to 09th October 2020
GRI12th to 16th October 2020
NIWE19th to 23rd October 2020
GRI02nd to 06th November 2020

NIWE - National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai (courses for Graduate and above)
GRI - Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul (courses for ITI and Diploma)

Course Content

This “Vayumitra Foundation Course” is intended to cover the key topics such as

  1. Introduction to wind energy, evolution & developments
  2. Fundamental aspects of
    • Wind Turbine Technology
    • Wind Turbine components
    • Wind resource assessments
  3. Basics of
    • Design of wind farm
    • Installation & commissioning of wind farms
    • Grid Integration
  4. O&M aspects of wind farms
  5. Hybrid systems
  6. Government policies and supportive schemes
Resource Persons

The resource persons for the training course would be scientists / engineers of NIWE, Industry experts, engineers, scientists and academicians, who have contributed significantly for the developments of energy, renewable energy and wind energy in particular.

Target Participants

The “Vayumitra Foundation Course” designed to cater to the needs of various personnel's such as technicians, engineers etc focusing on the unemployed youths with rural background. It is proposed to train 350 participants (with 10 courses) with the focused group of technicians, diploma and graduates / post graduate engineers / professionals.

Course Fee

The Course is completely free, which is sponsored by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India. There is no Registration Fee and the selected participants will be provided free accommodation in twin sharing and three time meals. The registration kit, Course Material and Participation Certificate (subject to successul completion) will also be provided. To and fro travel charges from the place of residence to NIWE / Gandhigram (training venue) has to be taken care by the participants.

Eligibility criteria
Diploma HoldersDiploma*25
Engineers/ProfessionalsDegree**/Master Degree**30

* ITI / Diploma (Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Mechanical and Instrumentation)

** Degree (Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Mechanical, Instrumentation

*** Master Degree in Engineering or Science


The interested candidate should fill the Registration Form online at the following link : in all respects on or before 10.07.2020. The applicant should also download the attached Registration Form and duly fill it up and send the signed scanned copy to and along with the proof of identification and required documents. Due to limited number of seats (35 seats per course), while selecting the participants, preference would be given to SC (15%), ST (7.5%), OBC (27%) and EWS (10%) as per the norms of Government of India. If the number of application is more than the prescribed limits, the selection of the participants will be based on the marks attained in the eligible qualification (aggregate of all the years or semester) and the write up of the reason(s) provided by the candidates in the application form for choosing Vayumitra Programme.

Note : "Due to epidemic COVID-19 restrictions by State and Central government, the Vayumitra training courses scheduled during July 2020 has been postponed to October / November 2020. Applicants who had applied for those 4 training courses scheduled during July 2020 may opt to attend the training courses of revised dates or select any other courses scheduled subject to the availability of seats in that particular training course"

Course Coordinator

Dr. P. Kanagavel
Director & Head
Skill Development and Training (SDT) Division
National Institute of Wind Energy
Velachery - Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
Ph: +91-44-2246 3982, +91-44-2246 3983, +91-44-2246 3984, +91-44-2246 3994 (Direct)
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