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17 Jul 2018 -National TPSDI successfully completes its training workshop for Ethiopian Electric Utility

~This is the first among the four workshops planned for the African power utility during the current fiscal~

The Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), the fully owned subsidiary of Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power utility, today announced the successful completion of its first training workshop on ’Safety and Grounding/Earthing’ and Train-the-Trainer program for select employees of Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) from 9th to 13th July 2018 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The training workshop, which is first among the four to be conducted during the current financial year, is a joint initiative of U.S. Energy Association and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  The training aims to impart advanced in-depth skills along with a module on Train-the-Trainer to enable the participants to become internal training resources for EEU.

“The safety of workers in the power sector receives the highest priority from us. TPSDI and Tata Power are delighted to share our experience by imparting safety measures essential to running power utilities with our colleagues in EEC. We look forward to the successful completion of three more training programmes planned for rest of this fiscal,” said Mr. C N Nagakumar, Chief, Tata Power Skill Development Institute.

TPSDI will also be conducting three more such workshops on ‘Safety and Isolating Equipment (Circuit Breakers)’, ’Safety and Transformer Maintenance’ and ‘Safety and Switching’ during the current financial year. In October 2017, TPSDI had successfully trained 48 employees of EEU on ’Substation Maintenance’ which was well received by its sponsors and the trainees.

TPSDI provides modular training and certification across a wide range of employable skills to address the skill gap challenge faced by the power sector. The institute operates five world class training hubs in India and, since its inception in 2015, has trained over 29,000 people.

TPSDI caters to all types of learners in the power sector - from experienced technocrats to unemployed youth look for employable skills. The Institute also imparts training to students of ITI's, Polytechnics and Graduate Engineering Colleges to bridge the gap between what the industry demands and what the academia pursues.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10757 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com.