Tata Power Skill Development Institute Enrolls its 50,000th Trainee

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~A phenomenal achievement for the institute since its inception in 2015~

National, 11th June 2019: Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), a not-for-profit integrated technical training institute by Tata Power, enrolled its 50,000th trainee on 3rd June 2019. This is a significant milestone in TPSDI’s journey so far since its inception in 2015. The Institute was founded by Tata Power 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

The institute, in its first year, 2015, started with an enrollment of 208 trainees. Now within 4 years it has trained over 50,000 in employable skills. TPSDI which started with providing skilling programs for the blue-collared workforce and underprivileged sections of the society, today, has expanded to offer training in higher skills. TPSDI, now also offers courses to engineers and technicians from other organizations and Tata Power, as well as trains engineering college students, enabling them to gain skills that bridge the gap between academics and industry. TPSDI today offers over 150 courses across Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Renewables, Safety, Allied sectors, etc.

Congratulating the TPSDI team on this achievement, Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power said, “TPSDI has been a frontrunner and a benchmark in offering skill development training programs. We want to make TPSDI a premier technical training institute in the nation and the first-choice for training in the power sector.We are extremely proud of TPSDI’s achievement and look forward to it reaching the next milestone of 100,000 trainees soon.”

In line with this vision, Mr. Jayvadan Mistry, Chief, TPSDI, added, “We are extremely pleased with the enrollment of 50,000th trainee at our Institute within just four years of our inception. TPSDI, seeks to provide an easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skills training and thus ensure a substantial set of skilled workforce for the Indian power sector.”

In FY19, TPSDI trained over 16,483 individuals across five training hubs in India – Shahad – Mumbai; Trombay – Mumbai in Maharashtra Mundra – Kutch, in Gujarat, Maithon – Dhanbad, and Jojobera – Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. Apart from its hubs, TPSDI through its spokes and outreach programs has trained at 46 locations across India and has even provided training abroad partnering the United States Energy Association (USEA) through United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide training in Ethiopia. The institute also consciously works towards providing greater access to its courses to the unemployed youth, women, members of disadvantaged sections of the society including those in the below-poverty-line (BPL) category as part of its Affirmative Action Policy offering them opportunities to enhance their livelihood.

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 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.

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