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18 Feb 2019 -Mumbai and Pune Tata Power Skill Development Institute's 'Skills-on-Wheels' Provides Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Skill-Gap Training in Maharashtra

~ TPSDI's mobile learning centre is training and certifying 150 neighbourhood electricians in Raigad and Palghar districts ~

Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation (PEF), is providing skill-gap training to neighbourhood electricians and certifying them through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program in Raigad and Palghar districts. Under this partnership, PEF mobilizes trainees from impoverished rural and urban areas, while TPSDI trains them through its mobile learning center, Skills-on-Wheels, which travels to various locations in these districts. TPSDI has committed to train 150 trainees in the first phase of this initiative and has already certified 109 so far at Usarli village near Panvel. TPSDI's training complements participants’ skills with safety practices and best practices in domestic wiring enhancing the employability of the trainees.

Skills-on-Wheels is designed to provide easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skilling in the areas of domestic wiring and solar. Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, "Through Skills-on-Wheels, TPSDI extends its footprint and impact beyond beyond its training hubs and enables easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skilling to people who don't have the means to go through formal training. TPSDI's outreach through its mobile learning centres enables such people to be productive and enhance their livelihood. We are extremely happy with what TPSDI's skills-on-wheels centre is achieving in Raigad and Palghar, empowering people with skills for life."

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company established the Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) as a not-for-profit integrated technical training institute of the Tata Power Company which works with the dual motive of bridging the skill gap in the Indian power sector and empowering youth and others with employable skills in the power, allied, and other sectors. TPSDI today offers over 75 courses across Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Renewables, Safety, Allied sectors, etc. and has in a short span of nearly four years, trained over 40,000 people in skills needed by the industry. TPSDI has five training hubs across India and two mobile learning centres.

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