Workshop Information

2010 - International Workshop on Small Scale Wind Energy for Developing Countries

November 15-17, 2010, Pokhara, Nepal
Sponsored by: Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, in the framework of Danida program

Overview and Objectives 

The wind energy technologies can provide sources of unlimited, cheap and clean energy to the people in developing countries. Especially, communities in remote and dry regions, which do not have easy access to the hydro power, and can not afford the installation of long transmission lines or using solar photovoltaic power, could benefit from the wider use of wind energy.

The Workshop will bring together specialists in the area of small scale wind energiy from different countries, to discuss the application of wind energy technologies, reliability of wind turbines, strength of used materials, case studies and perspectives of application of wind energy in developing countries.
This Workshop is the follow- up to the international workshops on Natural and Low–Cost Materials in Wind Energy Technologies (Dhulikhel, Nepal, November 10-12, 2008), and on Small Scale Wind Energy for Developing Countries (Nairobi, Kenya, September 14-16, 2009).

Workshop Topics

The workshop will cover the following main themes:
  • Wind energy technologies, their perspectives and applications in developing countries,
  • Reliability of wind turbines, lifetime and strength of wind turbine components,
  • Low cost and natural materials for wind turbines,
  • Case studies, social and economic aspects of wind energy in developing countries.

General Contact Information:

Dr.-Ing. habil. Leon Mishnaevsky Jr., Senior Scientist,
Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy,
Technical University of Denmark,
AFM-228, Frederiksborgvej 399,
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Rakesh Sinha, Research Officer,
KAPEG, Dhulikhel, Nepal
Email: r.sinha@kapeg.com.np

Location

The workshop will take place in the Fish Tail Lodge Hotel, Pokhara (http://www.fishtail-lodge.com/). Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, and the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations.
The Fish Tail Lodge hotel is located on a peninsula with the Phewa Lake on one side and a forest-covered hill on the other, and offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Since the hotel has been listed as one of the sights to see in the bestseller “One thousand places to see before you die”, the hotel became even more popular among visitors from all the world.
Please note that November is high season for tourism in Nepal. This hotel (and, to a lesser degree, other hotels in Pokhara) will fill up very quickly, and the prices for flight ticket increase quickly as well. Early reservations of both the hotel and flight tickets are strongly recommended!

Abstract Submission

Please submit an abstract (300-400 words, in MS Word format) by e-mail to haqi@risoe.dtu.dk no later than March 15, 2010. Authors will be notified of the Committee’s decisions shortly thereafter.

Registration

All participants are requested to register before March 30, 2010. The registration fee is 250 EURO for participants from developed countries, and 3500 Nepalese rupees for the participants from developing countries. After March 31, 2010, the registration fee increases to 350 EURO (developed countries) and 4000 NR (developing countries), respectively. The local participants will have an option of on-site registration for 1800 NR per one conference day. The payment of the registration fee should be made either by credit card, by bank transfer or (for local participants) in cash at KAPEG Office in Dhulikhel (please keep your receipt for future references). Finally, after June 15, 2010, we take additionally late-registration fee of 70 EURO and 1000 NR, for developed and developing countries respectively. The registration includes the access to the sessions, and coffee/refreshment.
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