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International meet on wind power from January 5

WITH AN aim to popularising the potential of wind power in South East Asia and to discuss the state-of-the-Art technology, specially in India, an international conference on wind energy is being organised from January 5 to January 7 by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTR), Bhopal.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 13:27 IST

WITH AN aim to popularising the potential of wind power in South East Asia and to discuss the state-of-the-Art technology, specially in India, an international conference on wind energy is being organised from January 5 to January 7 by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTR), Bhopal.

Addressing a press conference here today, NITTR Chairman Dr Mahendra Singh Chauhan, said the conference ‘Wind Energy: Trends and Issues’ aims at bringing engineering institutes and industry at one platform to develop synergic partnerships to meet manpower requirement of industry.

Chauhan said Delhi Government Energy and Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf would inaugurate the conference on January 5. Union HRD minister Arjun Singh would be the chief guest at the valedictory session on January 7 while Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would preside. Arjun Singh would dedicate to public the NITTR auditorium christened in the memory of late PM Rajiv Gandhi.

The conference is being supported financially and academically by major industries working in the field such as NEG-Micon, ENERCON, SUZLON and others.

Conference convener Dr Joshua Earnest and co-convener Prof Shahshikant Gupta said about 120 delegates from outside Bhopal and 30 from the City would attend the conference. Of some 100 papers, exclusively on wind energy received, 80 have been accepted, they added. Of these, five papers are from overseas and have been sent by delegates from the Netherlands, New Zealand and the UK.

Various wind turbine industries and their suppliers would be putting up their stalls in the exhibition to be organized at the occasion.

Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Barkatullah University, MANIT and other engineering institutes and local industries are supporting the conference.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 13:27 IST