Subject: Procedure to apply for inclusion of a Wind Turbine Model in the Revised List of Models and Manufacturers of Wind Turbines (RLMM)
Ref.: Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for connectivity to the Grid) Amendment Regulations, 2013 dated 15th October, 2013.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM No. 66/183/2016-WE dated 27.10.2016 on the above mentioned subject and convey the approval of competent authority for non-application of CEA’s referred Regulation for the purpose of inclusion of wind turbines in the RLMM of the Ministry.
As clarified by CEA vide their letter no I 2/X/STD/GM/2018 dated 10.9.2018, the compliance of Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for connectivity to the Grid) Amendment Regulations, 2013 dated 15th October, 2013 will now be at generating Station I wind farm level and not at the wind turbine level, except clause 82(2) and proviso of 82(3) where the Regulation is applicable for generating units.
Further, as per CERC order dated 5.1.2016, the responsibility of ensuring the compliance of said CEA Regulations dated 15 111 October, 2013 rest with CTU and STU.
2. In view of aforementioned, the Ministry’s OM/ circular No. 293/8/2017-Wind dated . 01.03.2018, No. 293/8/2017-Wind dated 09.04.2018 and No. 293/10/2017-Wind dated 07.08.2018 stands withdrawn.
3. All other conditions/ procedures applicable for the inclusion of wind turbine in RLMM remain unchanged.
4. The following revised procedure for enlisting the wind turbine manufactures/models in the RLMM will be followed:
a. The wind turbine manufacturer willing for enlistment of a wind turbine model (of capacity not less than 225 kW) has to apply for the same in the prescribed Application Format (Annexure-1). Separate applications to be submitted for each wind turbine model.
b. Following certified documents/information are to be provided with the Application:
i. Copy of Certificate of Incorporation of the applying entity issued by Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India.
ii. Document authorising the Signatory to sign the Application.
iii. Copy of valid Type Certificate of the wind turbine model, proposed for enlistment, issued by any Internationally Accredited Type Certification Body as per IEC/GL Type Certification Scheme with Conformity Statement/Statement of Compliance, Final Evaluation Report and Certified Power Curve.
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