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Mumbai, September: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced that the Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) would benefit over 600 Power Sector workers in FY15 through various Power-Skills training programs. The modular programs have been strategically designed to train, test, certify and accredit the workers in a phased fashion, thereby honing their professional skills. The objective of this initiative is to bridge the skills gap that exists across the value chain, and to help build a capable workforce.
Professional competence in today’s power sector requires not just cutting-edge technical skills, but also effective commercial and interpersonal skills aligned to the specific needs of the power industry. Despite the vital importance of industry-specific skills, training for these skills can be extremely difficult to source. Understanding this, TPSDI has employed a 360 degree approach for holistic development of workers in power-skills and encourage them to reach their full potential.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, stated, “We at Tata Power aim to empower our stakeholders by implementing various programs that benefit their overall development. Through such skill development programs, we aim to make a distinct impact in improving the skills of our Associates’ workforce and subsequently ensuring a stronger future for the power industry as a whole. We are positive that these programs will be highly beneficial to the workers and we will continue to undertake similar initiatives in future.”Skill development is an essential ingredient for India’s future economic growth as the country transforms itself into an internationally competitive economy.
Creating new jobs is only a part of the equation for employment in today’s developing India as over 12 million youth are joining the workforce each year and hence bridging the existing skill gap is of prime importance. Tata Power Skill Development Institute aims to bridge this skill gap in the power sector by training the workforce engaged in the sector with skills that make them more employable and help them excel in their fields.The programs rolled out by TPSDI would initially focus on Tata Power’s Associates’ workforce and then eventually be rolled out to other companies in the power sector.
About Tata Power:Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of  MW in India and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited” with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.’ with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and ‘Maithon Power Ltd.’ with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.
It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (“BSSR”) and a geothermal project; in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitise coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to ‘lighting up lives’ for generations to come.