Wind Empowerment 2018 International conference website
30 Nov-14 Dec 2018 Chennai (India)


Conference venues

 Changes in the venues of the conference! The conference will ONLY take place in CHENNAI. 

WEIndia2018 will be hosted at Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state.

Pre-conference activities (9 days) will take place at NIWE’s facilities in Kayathar. On the 9th day, participants will be transferred by bus to Madurai airport (2-hour drive) and by plane to Chennai (1-hour flight), where the Main conference activities (5 days) will take place.

In Kayathar, NIWE’s warehouse areas will be used for the hands-on manufacturing workshops, where all parts of a wind turbine, from blades and generator to tower and electronics will be constructed. This equipment will be bench tested, assembled, installed and field tested at NIWE’s Wind Turbine Test Station. NIWE’s Wind Turbine Research Station will also be visited and used for parallel activities.

During the activities in Kayathar, accommodation for both local and international participants will be arranged at a nearby town, reached at 30 minutes-drive. 

In Chennai, participants will visit NIWE’s training center and main office facilities. The 50-person lecture hall as well as smaller meeting rooms and other spaces that can be populated with chairs and tables, are offered by NIWE for presentations, discussions and other concurrent activities. These facilities can be used on the last day, which is focused on Wind Empowerment’s internal processes, so fewer local participants are expected. During the Main Conference however (December 10-12), we expect to have more than 150 participants, i.e. multiple state government participants from rural development, renewable energy and poverty alleviation departments as well as NGOs, universities and private entrepreneurs involved in rural development issues. For these purposes, a large, fully-equipped conference hall or several halls that can host parallel presentations has been found in another venue.

The different venues are detailed below:

  • International Workshop on Small Wind Turbines (30 November - 9 December): National Institute of Wind Energy, Velechery-Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamilnadu
  • International Conference on Small Wind Turbines (10-12 December): Aloft Hotel, 102, SH 49A, Empowerment Conference Ezhil Nagar, Shollinganallur Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
  • Wind Empowerment Sessions (13-14 December): National Institute of Wind Energy, Velechery-Tambaram Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai, Tamilnadu


Accommodation in Chennai will be arranged in a hotel, nearby the conference facilities.




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