WISE organised a two-day comprehensive seminar on ‘Small Wind and Hybrid Systems’ in October 2011 in WISE. The programme covered the basic principles, technology, range of applications, system designing and engineering, financial viability and analysis, and government policy and incentives available for the small wind sector. Besides WISE’s in-house faculty, experts from the industry, academia and government agencies conducted sessions at the programme.

The dialogue on small wind in India was initiated by WISE way back in 2009, when it organised a first-of-its-kind brainstorming seminar ‘Small Wind Turbines and Wind-Solar Hybrid Systems’ in Pune on 23 May 2009. The seminar was held under the aegis of MNRE, and was aimed at market expansion of small wind and hybrid systems. Senior MNRE officials and representatives from state nodal agencies, various stakeholders and manufacturers from the small wind industry, entrepreneurs, etc., participated in the meet and deliberated on the current MNRE scheme for small wind and hybrid systems. Based on the vast and diverse experience of the participants, suitable and implementable measures were suggested for incorporation in the MNRE scheme.

Seminar On Small Wind and Hybrid Systems Opportunities And Challenges
(From L to R) GM Pillai, Founder DG, WISE; Gauri Singh, Jt. Secy, MNRE; and K P Sukumaran, former Advisor MNRE, at the ‘Brainstorming Session on Small Wind Turbines and Hybrid Systems’ held in Pune.