As part of the Government of India’s plan to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence (Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav) by organizing events to celebrate the achievements of the last 75 years, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has been conducting a series of webinars on achievements in new and renewable energy for 75 weeks starting from 15th March 2021.
A five week program in this regard has been drawn for Standards and Quality Control activities, during June 2021 to March 2022. The webinars will be addressed by key speakers on the important topics followed by interaction with participants.
The focus of the program on Standards and Quality Control being organized from 7th to 12th June 2021 is on policy and practices in standard development and also measures for quality assurance in the renewable energy sector. This webinar will be followed by technology-wise weekly webinars; SPV Modules in August 2021, SPV inverter and battery storage in November 2021, Solar Thermal Systems and Wind Turbines in Jan 2022 and SHP and Biogas Plant/Power Systems in March 2022.
The objective of these webinars is to share the experiences of participants including international agencies for strengthening standards development and quality infrastructure in the country. Participants include experts from R&D/academic institutions, test labs, Standards Development Bodies (both domestic and international), regulatory agencies, conformity assessment agencies, accreditation agencies, policy makers, industries, project developers, financiers, project implementing agencies, etc.
The First Week of webinars (7th -12th June 2021) will be addressed by key speakers from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), National Institute of Wind Energy(NIWE), Chennai, NABL, New Delhi, British Standards Institute(BSI), UK, CSIR(NPL), Delhi, TUV Rheinland, Bangaluru, PTB Germany, with panellists from NISE, NIWE, IIT Bombay, IIT Chennai, CEA, CSIR(CECRI), CSIR(NPL), SECI, BIS, NABL, UL India Pvt Ltd., BHEL, PTB, Germany.
The participation in these webinars is open to all who are involved in the subject as mentioned above. The link for participation will be shared with registered participants. A total of 200 nos. of participants registered till 7/6/2021(10AM).The link for registration is given below
Event registration link : https://forms.gle/JKpsbA1B5iQsuWo96
The Standards and Quality Control activities of MNRE focus on streamlining the process for development of standards and implementation. A Lab Policy on Testing, Standardization and Performance Certification was notified by MNRE in December 2017. Earlier, on 5th September 2017 MNRE has notified Quality Control Order under BIS Act (Compulsory Registration) for quality control of SPV Modules, inverters and battery storage systems used in SPV power projects. The MNRE in November 2020 also recommended to BIS to adopt one standard for one product approach.
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