Tata Power-DDL and NPTI will also carry out joint research and development activities in the fields of smart grid technologies, electric vehicle and charging infrastructure, renewable energy, grid integration technologies and cyber security etc.
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, a pioneering power utility supplying electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North Delhi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Power Training Institute (NPTI), the national body for training and human resources development in power sector under the Ministry of Power, Government of India for conducting capacity building training for personnel in the power distribution sector and for students pursuing courses on the emerging trends and technologies in the sector.
The MoU was signed by Subir Verma, Chief HR, IR and EHS, Tata Power-DDL and Tripta Thakur, Director General, NPTI, in the presence of senior officials from both the organizations at the NPTI Headquarters in Faridabad.
The main objective of the MoU signed is to provide hands-on industry exposure to the students which will further help to groom them with the requisite skills and confidence for handling job roles in a DISCOM. Apart from conducting combined programs including customized onsite programs and calendar training programs, Tata Power-DDL and NPTI will carry out joint research and development activities in the fields of smart grid technologies, electric vehicle and charging infrastructure, renewable energy, grid integration technologies and cyber security etc.
Commenting on the initiative, Subir Verma, Chief HR, IR and HS, Tata Power-DDL said, “Tata Power-DDL is committed to shape the talent landscape in the power sector by sharing valuable experience and knowledge. This collaboration with NPTI is aligned with the same focus and reflects our commitment to help young talent achieve their potential and the industry to create a pool of skilled talent.”
Tata Power-DDL will also help NPTI to develop and deliver exclusive training and teaching modules on various topics in line with the course content pertaining to Power Distribution for the courses offered by NPTI. Moreover, Tata Power-DDL will conduct customized online training programs exclusively for the students of NPTI spanning 4-5 days on niche topics pertaining to power distribution as per the need of the college curriculum to complement the courses offered by NPTI.
About Tata Power-DDL:
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited is a leading power distribution company, providing world class services using Information and Operational Technology Services to a populace of 7 million in North Delhi. The company has transformed the power distribution scenario in the capital city with a record reduction in AT&C losses and advanced technology adoption across verticals. It is a Public-Private Partnership, Joint Venture Company, between Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.
Since privatisation, the Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses in Tata Power-DDL areas have shown a record decline. Today, AT&C losses stand at 7.3% which is an unprecedented reduction of over 86% from an opening loss level of 53% in July 2002.
Apart from its core business of power distribution Tata Power-DDL is also actively involved in various consultancy projects and capacity building training programs for Power Discoms both in India as well as abroad. Tata Power-DDL established its training centre known as CENPEID [Centre for Power Efficiency Distribution] in the year 2005 and has over the years established itself as the preferred learning and development centre for the power distribution sector in the country.
National Power Training Institute (NPTI) is one of the world’s leading integrated power training institute. It is a National Apex body for Training and Human Resources Development organization under Ministry of Power, Government of India in Power Sector. NPTI has trained over 3,20,000 Power Professionals in regular Programs over the last 5 decades.