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20 Sep 2018 -Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Delhi, Dhanbad Tata Power bags 'GOLD' at the Chapter Convention on Quality Circle (CCQC) 2018 Award

~Team Challenger, Team Pragati and Team Avenger (O&M) bestowed with the prestigious GOLD award in a ceremony held in West Bengal~

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power utility took center stage at the recently held Chapter Convention on Quality Circle (CCQC) 2018 Award by bagging three GOLD awards for excellent problem-solving capabilities and contribution of teams towards quality initiatives at Jojobera thermal power station. Three Quality Circle teams 1) Team Challenger 2) Team Pragati 3) Team Avenger (O&M) were bestowed with the most prestigious GOLD award under the ‘Lean QC’ category.

The 2018 CCQC Award was held at Durgapur, West Bengal and witnessed the participation of around 80 teams from different industries including Tata Steel, Tata Power, Durgapur steel plant, Durgapur Cement Works, JCAPCPL, DVC Mejhia, IISCO steel plant, Jindal Steel & Power, Sonar Bangla Cement, MCPI PVT LTD Haldia, Supreme Industries, Tata Global NONOI, Tata Tea DAMDIN, Central Coalfields Ltd. etc.

Quality Circle is a small group activity of grass root employees guided by a Management representative termed as Facilitator/Coordinator, solving their work related problems by using quality tools. Nowadays they are also solving problems given by Management under a new concept called Lean QC. Projects undertaken by the Three Quality Circle teams were:

Speaking on this achievement, Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, “We strongly believe that a successful employee is the key to profitable growth. We are elated to receive this recognition from the CCQC since it exhibits our commitment towards creating and developing a culture of openness, curiosity and learning.”

Sr.no. QC Team Protect Title Savings (lakhs/annum)
1 Challenger Reduction in leakages of Flue gas duct 26.46
2 Pragati Poor control of Raw Water Tank level leading to generation and revenue loss 52.23
3 Avengers Poor Reliability of U#1 DG Set 48.32

Applauding the efforts of the quality teams, Mr. Vijay V Namjoshi, Chief-Jojobera Thermal Power Station, Tata Power, said, "We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards. Tata Power will continue its efforts towards quality improvement and establish new industry standards."

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 10857 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 22% 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