GLOBAL WIND ENERGY COUNCIL
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is an international trade association for the wind power industry. GWEC's mission is to ensure that wind power establishes itself as the answer to today's energy challenges, providing substantial environmental and economic benefits. GWEC is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 70 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies. GWEC works at the highest international political level to create a better policy environment for wind power. GWEC and its members are active all over the world, educating local and national governments and international agencies about the benefits of wind power.
CENTER FOR STUDY OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY
Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is an Indian not-for-profit research organisation incorporated in 2005. As one of the largest Think Tank in South-East Asia, its vision is to enrich the nation with technology-enabled policy options for equitable growth. CSTEP has grown to become a multi-disciplinary policy research organisation in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Materials, Climate Adaptation and Security Studies. CSTEP has specific interest in ensuring that its research is policy relevant and has strong evidence. In this endeavour CSTEP covers industrial processes, such as the manufacturing of cement, iron and steel, and methodologies for determining an accepted energy consumption of industrial systems. CSTEP’s energy efficiency area includes solar, thermal, wind power, nuclear power and smart grids. CSTEP is recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Center is supported by the grants from domestic and international foundations, industry trusts and governments. CSTEP has on its Board people from various back grounds and with relevant and rich experience. The board is comprised of representations from the government, corporate, academics, philanthropists and administrative services. In addition to this, CSTEP has built a multi-disciplinary research capacity to include economists, policy specialists and social scientists, IT experts, etc to ensure that the research conducted have a long-term impact and have meaningful outcomes by incorporating social and economic perspectives to a scientific solution. CSTEP constantly aims at science and technology enabled policy options for an inclusive and equitable economic growth. CSTEP has to its credit several publications and research reports which are published in reputed journals, both at the national and the international levels.
Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers in the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener. DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans across onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our 3,000 energy experts support clients around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. DNV GL is the world’s largest provider of independent renewable energy advice. The recognised authority in onshore wind energy, we are also at the forefront of the offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors. Although the DNV GL name is new,the company has a rich heritage in renewable energy stretching back to the 1970’s. Our organisation now integrates the powerful legacy of GL Garrad Hassan and DNV KEMA. We provide independent technical and engineering services, products and training. Customers include renewable energy developers, investors, lenders, manufacturers, construction firms, owners, operators, insurers, non-profit / government organizations, and large-scale utility firms. Our team of dedicated experts are present in all major and emerging global markets for renewable energy. DNV GL’s global perspective is informed by local understanding that can only come from a local presence.
GUJARAT POWER CORPORATION LTD
Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL) has been playing the role of developer and catalyser in the energy sector in the state. GPCL identifies power projects based on various fuels, prepares techno-economic feasibility reports for the power projects, identifies suitable private joint sector parties and implements these jointly with selected parties. After the power project is identified, GPCL obtains various statutory and non-statutory clearances from water and air pollution boards, forestry departments, environment board and civil aviation department for implementation of power project. It also pursues the formalities related to acquisition of land under the Land Acquisition Act and ties up the fuel linkages for the power projects. GPCL is increasing its involvement in power projects in renewable sector, as Gujarat state is concerned about the issues of global warming and pollution. Gujarat already has 3000+MW of wind capacity onshore; however limited land availability is a major constraint. Gujarat has a long coast line of 1600 km, which can provide tremendous opportunity for offshore wind generation. GPCL aims to set up a 50 MW offshore wind farm, a first of its kind, with support from the Government of Gujarat.
WORLD INSTITUTE OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
World institute of Sustainable Energy is a not-for-profit institute established in 2004 in Pune, India. It is committed to the cause of promoting sustainable energy and sustainable development, with specific emphasis on renewable energy, energy security, and climate change. Influencing public policy through research, advocacy, development of action plans/roadmaps, capacity building, training and outreach activities, is the prime objective of WISE. These activities are channelled through WISE’s specialist centres, namely Centre for Climate and Sustainability Policy, Centre for Renewable Regulation and Policy, Centre for Wind Power, Centre for Solar Energy, Centre for Communications and Coordination, etc. Since its inception, WISE has pioneered many important initiatives in the areas mentioned above and has completed around 100 projects spanning across 14 major states in India. These include, developing state-level action plans/roadmaps for climate mitigation through accelerated deployment of clean energy technologies, developing a renewable energy pathway for achieving a target of 15% Renewable Energy (RE) by 2020, as specified by the National Action Plan on Climate Change (the Government of India has officially accepted WISE’s findings for inclusion in the five-year plan targets), developing state-level vision documents for the transition to a low-carbon and energy efficient economy, conducting RE resource assessment at the national and state levels using the GIS platform, etc. WISE’s clientele and partners include many reputed national and international organizations.