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The undersigned is directed to refer to Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Changes D.O. No. 15-7/2-15-WL (PT.1) GIB dated 7th january, 2019 on the subject mentioned above wherein it is reported that electrocution with the transmission lines and collision with wind turbines of Wind Energy Farms are major causes of death of the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) birds in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's circular of even number dated 18.10.2018 and Ministry of Defence's OM No. 2(12)/2018/D(Air-ll) dated 4th December, 2018 on subject mentioned above. In this regard, it is requested that WTG operators may be contacted to Chief Operations Officer of the nearest Air Force Station for installation of remote control & formulation of Standard Operating Procedure for switching off the WTGs. A copy from Ministry of Defence's OM dated 4.12.2018 is also enclosed for ready reference.

Ministry, in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai, has prepared a draft certification scheme incorporating various guidelines issued by MNRE and titled under "Indian Wind 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 has also strived to incorporate various best practices from other countries to ensure the quality of the wind energy projects. The 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).

Ministry, in consultation with National Institute of Wind Energy Chennai, has prepared a draft certification scheme incorporating various guidelines issued by MNRE and titled under "Indian Wind Turbine Certification Scheme (IWTCS)". 2. 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 has also strived to incorporate various best practices from other countries to ensure the quality of the wind energy projects. The 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). 3. The IWTCS is envisaged to assist and facilitate the following stakeholders; i. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) ii. End Users -Utilities, SNAs, Developers, IPPs, Owners, Authorities, Investors and Insurers iii. Certification Bodies iv. Testing Laboratories

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Defence (MoD) OM No. 2(12)/2018/D(Air-ll) dated 1st August, 2018 (enclosed) and to convey that MoD has observed that Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) operators/ developers are not providing SCADA based remote control system for 'switching off of WTGs at nearest Air Force Station as specified in the NOC issued by Ministry of Defence for installation of WTGs around IAF aerodromes. 2. In this regard, all the concerned WTG operators/ developers are hereby informed that they are expected to adhere to specified conditions mentioned in the NOC and violation of subject conditions may lead to cancellation of NOCs. 3. Accordingly, the concerned WTG operators/ developers are requested to provide SCADA based remote control systems at the nearest IAF Stations for remote operation of their WTGs at the earliest.

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy requires services of 1 Retired Government servant for appointment as Consultants in Legal Cell of the Ministry