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MNRE proposes wind turbine certification guidelines
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has prepared a draft of the Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS).
This scheme had been prepared in consultation with the National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai. An official statement said, “The IWTCS is a consolidation of relevant National and International Standards (IS/IEC/IEEE), Technical Regulations and requirements issued by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), guidelines issued by MNRE and other international guidelines.”
The draft Scheme lists the guidelines for the benefit of all the stakeholders from concept to lifetime of wind turbine, including Indian Type Approved Model (ITAM), Indian Type Certification Scheme (ITCS), Wind Farm Project Certification Scheme (WFPCS) and Wind Turbine Safety & Performance Certification Scheme (WTSPCS).
The IWTCS is aimed at assisting and facilitating Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), End Users -Utilities, State Nodal Authorities (SNAs), Developers, Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Owners, Authorities, Investors and Insurers, Certification Bodies and Testing Laboratories, the statement added.
Type Certification of wind turbines plays an active role in ensuring that wind turbines in India meet the requirements of requisite international standards.