ata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, a pioneering power distribution utility, supplying electricity to a populace of over 7 million in North Delhi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global technology company Siemens Ltd.
This partnership will cater to the training needs of the power distribution personnel, bringing together the expertise and resources of two pioneers for the overall benefit of the sector. It will also cater to reforms in India and other countries and help create a pool of qualified and skilled workforce.
The MoU was signed in New Delhi, by Praveen Agrawal, Chief HR and IR, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, and K.N. Sreekumar, Vice President and Head of Digitalisation & Sustainability, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Ltd.
As part of the MoU, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd and Siemens Ltd will deliver training related to various power distribution equipment and technologies. These programs will also include effective execution, practical applications, real-life usage, and setting up & maintenance of electrical networks. Through self-paced learning modules or instructor-led sessions, the companies will jointly work towards providing a hands-on experience with the latest technologies. Under this capacity-building training program designed specifically for discoms, Siemens India will act as the technical guidance partner for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and help in promoting the best practices.
Praveen Agrawal, Chief-HR & IR, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd said “With the changing skill requirements, now more than ever it has become important to create the right talent pool for the sector. Our partnership with Siemens will enable both the parties to further empower the power distribution professionals with impactful knowledge and yield an array of skilled ‘smart’ utility workforce for the overall benefit of the sector.”
Speaking on the collaboration, K.N. Sreekumar, Vice President and Head of Digitalization & Sustainability, Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Ltd said “Empowering people to stay resilient and relevant in a permanently changing environment is a key aspect of Siemens’ DEGREE framework. A strong focus on digital learning and development, practical applications and real-life simulations customised technical programs, and best practices on occupational health & safety are some of the highlights of the training curriculum. Our partnership with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited will help in creating a pool of qualified and skilled workforce in the power sector, for a sustainable future.”
The partnership training programs will be designed according to new and emerging technologies, and best practices for enhancing knowledge competency.