The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a draft certification program complete with quality guidelines. The guidelines have been made in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Chennai, and is named the Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS). The draft is open for comments until December 5, 2018.
Per the MNRE, the certification scheme is a consolidation of both national and international standards (IS/IEC/IEEE), Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) technical regulations and requirements, MNRE guidelines, among others. In these guidelines, the MNRE has incorporated various best practices from other countries to ensure the quality of the wind energy projects from concept to lifetime of wind turbine,
Other reference documents that have informed the IWTCS include the Indian Type Approved Model (ITAM), Indian Type Certification Scheme (ITCS), the Wind Farm Project Certification Scheme (WFPCS) and the Wind Turbine Safety & Performance Certification Scheme (WTSPCS). Read More