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26 Jun 2019 -Dhanbad Tata Power Skill Development Institute trains 3,258 in Maithon, Jharkhand

Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) endeavours to empower and enhance the employability of people in and around Tata Power’s operational areas with industry-ready skills, especially in the power and allied sectors. TPSDI has five skilling hubs across India and its hub at Maithon near Dhanbad in Jharkhand trained 3258 people in the previous financial year from April 2018-March 2019.

India’s population and its aspirations are burgeoning. India is rapidly urbanizing with a corresponding rise in the demand for electricity. It is projected that the demand for electricity in India will almost triple by 2040. To manage and fuel this rapid growth, the power and allied sectors will need a readily available skilled workforce. TPSDI’s skill-based training aims to cater to this demand. The Government of India has set also an ambitious target of installing capacity of 100 GW from solar and 60 GW from wind energy by 2022. With this focus on green and renewable energy, India will need well-trained personnel in the Solar and Wind Energy sectors. The institute also offers a variety of courses in Solar and Wind Energy that will skill people to work in the renewable energy sector.

TPSDI trains Tata Power employees, other organizations apart from those in the Tata Group, offers courses bridging academic knowledge and industry-demanded skills to engineering colleges and also trains unemployed youth. As a part of this broad mandate for the Institute, TPSDI-Maithon skilled around 2,353 employees from Tata Power and 905 youth from engineering and diploma colleges and from ITIs.

Mr Jayvadan Mistry, Chief, TPSDI, elaborated on TPSDI’s role and vision, “India’s economic growth is directly linked to the steady growth of the power sector. Through TPSDI, Tata Power seeks extend its contribution to the community by enabling easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skills training to individuals. We are extremely glad about TPSDI’s progress over the years and we will continue with our efforts and vision of ensuring a substantial -well-skilled workforce in the Indian power sector.”

TPSDI across its five training hubs, in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Jharkhand has trained 16,483 people in FY19 across 119 courses. TPSDI also arranged for placements with various employers for 92% of its eligible trainees which is a testimony to the relevance of the Institute’s claim of training people in industry-ready and employable skills.

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 10957 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