Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai, has prepared a draft of new Scheme called Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS) incorporating various guidelines Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS).
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. It also strives to incorporate various best practices from other countries to ensure the quality of the wind energy projects.
The draft Scheme enlists 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 envisaged to assist and facilitate the following stakeholders;
- Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
- End Users -Utilities, SNAs, Developers, IPPs, Owners, Authorities, Investors and Insurers
- Certification Bodies
- Testing Laboratories.
The Ministry has uploaded the draft Scheme on its website https://mnre.gov.in and has invited comments from all stakeholders/ public latest by 5th December, 2018 for finalising the new scheme.
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