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Understanding Environmental Impact Assessment

Sept. 17, 2013-Sept. 18, 2013 , Bangalore, India
Understanding Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assesment for Wind Power Projects

Majorly, the country’s total wind power potential is concentrated in the southern and western states- Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Most of these potential sites are located in the forest areas. To harness the maximum potential of wind energy with reduced impacts it thus becomes very important to undergo for an EIA for wind power projects.

Understanding this, Centre for Science and Environment conducted two day training workshops on the EIA of wind power projects in Pune (29-30 August, 2013) and Bangalore (17-18 September, 2013). The programme had the following agenda:

  • Why EIA is important for wind power project?
  • Environmental and social issues associated with the sector
  • Applicable policy, guidelines and legal provisions for the wind power sector in India
  • Comparison of EIA process in different countries for wind power projects
  • Data collection
  • Prediction, evaluation and assessment of impacts
  • Importance of avian fauna assessment , technique and evaluation
  • How to prepare an Environment Management Plan (EMP)
  • Best practices associated with wind power sector

Reviewing an EIA report for wind power project
The stakeholders involved were from Suzlon, CLP wind farms, Ela foundation, Bombay Natural History Society, Ferguson College, Centre for Science and Technology, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Gamesa Windfarms , ILFS, TERI Bangalore, CEMC, NTPC Renewables, Sahara India, IIT- Bomaby, Thiagarajar College of Engineering- Chennai, CSTEP, KSJ Technocrats, Nature Conservation Foundaton, Renewable Logen Asia Pvt. Ltd, Anekal Read Centre, IEDCL, Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation amongst others.

The programme receive an overwhelming response with a request to conduct it in other states where wind power projects are coming up for sensitizing the various stakeholders involved.
  • Abhiram Sahasrabudhe
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Anand M.Malak
    NTPC Ltd.
  • Ankit Narula
    The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
    Arvind D
    ThiagariajavrCollege of Engineering
  • B.Tamilvanan
    gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd.
    M/s Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd.
  • D.Krishna Kumar
    Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd.
    Deepthi Swamy
    Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP)
  • Disha Agarwal
    Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
    Dr. Bidyut Kumar Patra
    C.E.M.C. Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr. Sridar Babu M.N
    The Renewable and Resources Institute (TERI)
    Dr. Usha.N.Murthy
    B’lone University
  • Haridas.M
    Harish N.S
    Nature Conservator Foundation
  • J.Balakrishnan
    Gamesa Wind
    Tamilnadu Agricultural University,
  • K.K.Mahajan
    K.S.J Technocrats
    L.Preeth Licy
    Renewable cogen Asia Pvt. Ltd
  • M.C.Mallikarjune Gowda
    Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd.
    Tamilnadu Agricultural University
  • Mohd. Saquib
    Mr. Y.Nagarju
    The Renewable and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • P.Dhilip
    Tamilnadu Agricultural University
    Tamilnadu Agricultural University
  • Rashmi Bhat
    Nature Conservator Foundation
    Employee Raasi
  • Sam Chelladurai
    Anekal Read Center
    Shanmuga Priya.M
    Sahara India Pariwar
  • Sharmila Manoharan
    Tamilnadu Agricultural University
    Suzlon Energy Limited