Mumbai: Tata Power Skill Development Institute, a not for profit skill development organization, has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 and ISO 9001:2015 dual certification by the Bureau Veritas, a certification body accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
The ISO 29990:2010 certification is a highly specialised standard for Learning Services Providers. Its scope of certification covers 19 processes including the areas of training in content development, delivery, impact assessments and evaluation.
ISO 9001:2015 certification is for Quality Management System and is one of the most widely used standards in the world.
The dual certification substantiates the operational excellence and standards practices pursued by Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), established in 2015 by India’s largest integrated power company The Tata power Company Ltd to enhance employability amongst youth and addressing the skill gap challenge faced by the Indian Power and allied sectors.
“The dual certification will give assurance of quality learning services to the customers and trainees, ensure streamlined training delivery across all our training centers and pave the path for continuous improvement. We were completely sold to the idea of acquiring this standard due to its unquestionable relevance to whatever we do as a training institute,” said Mr C N Nagakumar, Chief – Tata Power Skill Development Institute.
“It is a milestone in the Institute’s evolution into becoming the Best-in-Class Integrated Technical Training Institute for contemporary and future skills in the power sector and allied areas. Quality and operational excellence is built into Tata Power’s culture and values and this certification is further proof that we live up to our values each day,” said Mr Ashok Sethi, COO & ED, The Tata Power Co Ltd.
The Institute provides modular training and certification across a wide range of employable skills, including skills in thermal, hydel and renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution, as well as other skills found in the allied areas.
TPSDI operates 5 world class training hubs in the country – at Shahad and Trombay in Maharashtra, at Maithon and Jamshdepur in Jharkhand and at Mundra in Gujarat. Since its inception in 2015, the Institute has trained over 29,000 people.
TPSDI caters to all types of learners in the power sector – from experienced technocrats to unemployed youth look for employable skills. The Institute also imparts training to students of ITI’s, Polytechnics and Graduate Engineering Colleges to bridge the gap between what the industry demands and what the academia pursues.
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 10757 MW 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 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. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3417 MW.
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”); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize 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 sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project 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”.