Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL), a pioneering power distribution utility supplying electricity to a population of over 7 million in North Delhi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global power technology leader Hitachi Energy to conduct trainings in the power distribution sector, in line with its vision to create a large reservoir of qualified and trained manpower in the power distribution sector. This partnership will address the training needs of power distribution personnel, combining the knowledge and resources of two industry leaders for the sector’s overall benefit. It will also take into account reforms in India and other countries.
Subir Verma, Chief HR, IR and HS, Tata Power-DDL, and Kondalarao Bavisetti, Business Head, Power Consulting, Hitachi Energy India Limited, signed the MoU. The partnership’s training programs will be designed in accordance with new and emerging technologies as well as best practices for enhancing knowledge competency. It will aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing industrial training to students studying engineering, technology, science, and other fields to make them industry ready. The Joint Capacity Building Training programs would be carried out under the auspices of this MoU, with Hitachi Energy contributing technology and Tata Power-DDL contributing practical technology deployment experience.
Commenting on the association, Verma said, “Tata Power-DDL is focused to nurture the talent pools in the power and energy industry by sharing valuable experience and knowledge. This collaboration with Hitachi Energy is a step in the same direction and reflects our intent to help young talent to achieve their potential and the industry to create skilled manpower.”
Against this backdrop, Raja Radhakrishnan, HR Director, Hitachi Energy India Limited, added, “Availability of qualified manpower is a major challenge, especially in evolving fields such as power. There is an urgent need to collaborate in areas of engineering, technology, and technology management to support the clean energy transition, ensuring the people of India can enjoy reliable and quality power. We are glad to be partnering with Tata Power Delhi Distribution to train and shape future talent.”
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