IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Student Chapter of Coimbatore campus in association Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering conducted a two day workshop on Wind Energy Resource Assessment and Simulation.

The workshop aimed at explaining the trends in Wind Energy such as wind power conversion, resource modeling and computer simulation of wind turbine generators using global software that help in understanding and developing the technology through comprehensive lectures and laboratory classes to the undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:00
The workshop began with addresses by Dr. T. N. Padmanabhan Nambiar, Chairperson and Dr. K. K. Sasi, Vice-Chairperson of the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering which provided an overview of electricity generation from wind energy in India. The inaugural speakers informed delegates about resources available at the Amrita Wind Energy Center, the first such academic center nation-wide that is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 11:30
The technical sessions began with delegates first learning about Wind Resource Assessment from S. R. Mohanrajan, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Elaborating on how to assess the availability of wind power in a given site, and thereby estimate the annual energy production and distribution of wind energy generation during the year, Mohanrajan also explained how one would choose the right generator. Leading participants through hands-on sessions, he explained the use of statistical models (including Weibull Distribution) for the...
Friday, February 22, 2013 - 14:00
T. Prabu, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering demonstrated the use of lab tools such as WAsP, WindPRO and WindoGrapher for wind resource assessment. This lab session focused on micro-siting.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00
Dr. V. Vanitha, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, eloquently explaining the history of development of electric generators for wind power. Comparing the merits of using various generators, she also addressed power quality issues of wind farms. Explaining the Indian Wind Grid Code (IWGC) approved by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), for scheduling, forecasting, connection code and operating code, she provided important insights regarding wind farms.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 14:00
M. Jisma, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, provided an overview of Matlab/Simulink tutorials for Grid-Connected Wind Electric Generators. Delegates learned modeling and simulation of various components of a Wind Energy Generator (WEG) system including the turbine, gear and generator.
Event Details
2013-02-22 10:00 to 2013-02-23 16:00
School of Engineering
Wind Energy Center