Energy Transition Training Program for Indian Grid Operators

In the »Green Energy Corridors« (IGEN-GEC) project, various institutions from India and Germany are working together to train employees of Indian grid operators in the integration of high proportions of renewable energies. A corresponding training program covers topics such as generation, forecasting, system integration, control and visualization of renewable energies as well as market mechanisms, regulation and policy.
The training program was developed by the German Society for International Cooperation (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ) together with the Indian Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POSOCO) and the National Power Training Institute (NPTI). Support was provided by experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer-Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Energiesystemtechnik IEE), the two German companies Energynautics and Overspeed and the Indian institute IIT Bombay.
The Indian government is preparing to open eleven »Renewable Energy Management Centers« (REMC) which, together with the existing »Load Dispatch Centers« (LDC), will support the further integration of renewable energies into the power grid. So far, however, REMC's employees have not been offered any training programmes. Knowledge of the relevant political, regulatory, market-related and technical instruments is therefore to be conveyed in the training programme, which is being implemented under the direction of Fraunhofer IEE. The first part is designed as a three-month online course and will be supplemented by on-site training. A first course with about 20 participants took place at the National Power Training Institute (NPTI) in New Delhi/Faridabad. In the second course, the project partners trained a further 50 engineers in Bangalore in August. The third and for the time being last training course will take place in January/February 2020 in the state of Kerala.

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