National Power Training Institute (NPTI), an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization under Ministry of Power, Govt. of India is a National Apex Body for Training and Human Resouces Development in Power Sector with its Corporate Office at Faridabad. NPTI had been providing its dedicated service for more than four decades.
NPTI with its manpower strength of 382 out of which 131 Group-A & B officers and 251 other employees operates on an all India basis through its nine Institutes in different zones of the country as per details below:
A. Northern Region
B. Southern Region
C. Eastern & North Eastern Region
D. Western Region
Power Training Simulators
The Institutes of NPTI are well equipped with Hi-Tech infrastructural facilities for conducting different courses on technical as well as management subjects covering the needs of Thermal, Hydro, Transmission & Distribution Systems, and Energy related fields of the Indian Power and allied Energy sectors. it has 500 MW Thermal Power Training Simulator at Faridabad Institute and 210 MW Thermal Power Training Simulator at Nagpur Institute for imparting specialezed skills to operation personnel across the country.Also a 430 MW (2*143 MW Gas Turbine and 1*144 MW Steam Turbines). Full Scope Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Replica Simulator has been commissioned at NPTI Corporate Office, Faridabad. A High fidelity Load Dispatch Operator Simulator for the National Grid will be shortly installed at PSTI, Bangalore .
Manpower Training and Academic Programmes
Several long-term, medium term and short-term training programs in the areas of Thermal, Hydro, Transmission & Distribution and Management, Regulatory affairs etc. are being conducted in the various Institutes of NPTI. Customized training programms for various Power Utilities are also organized round the year. NPTI also conducts various training programmes to ensure availability of properly trained personnel to man the Indian Electricity Industry under Rule 3, Sub Rule 2A of Indian Electricity Rules, 1956 amended in 1981.
NPTI has also been catering to the Training Needs of Process Industries such as Steel, Cement, Aliminum, Fertilizers, Refineries viz., BBMB, BHEL, CEA, DPL, DVC, ECIL, FACT, GAIL, IFFCO, IOCL, IREDA, KRIBHCO, NALCO, NEEPCO, NFL, NHPC, NLC, NPC, NTPC, Power Grid, SAIL, THDC, APGENCO, CESC, HPGCL, KPCL, MPEB, OHPC, OPGCL, RRUVNL, UPRVUN, ACC, AECO, BSES, HINDALCO etc.
NPTI also conducts following industry interfaced academic programs with the objective to create a pool of committed and competent professionals equipped with appropriate skills to steer the Indian Power Sector:-
Professional from various countries like Oman, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Zambia, ZESA, Zimbabwe etc. have also undergone training at NPTI's various training Institutes.
A Geographical Information System (GIS) Resource Centre has been set up at NPTI Corporate Office, Faridabad. The Centre is conducting Post Graduate Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing to meet the requirements of Power Sector.
Hot Line Training Centre
A facility has been created at NPTI's Hot Line Training Centre, Bangalore for Live Line Maintenance of Transmission Lines upto 400 KV (first of its kind in Asia) which enables trained personnel to attend to maintenance requirements without power interruptions.Facilities for water washing of sub-station equipments is also available.
In order to serve the industry requirements and make best usage of infrastructure and expertise, NPTI has ventured into providing consultancy services in Preparation of DPRs under R-APDRP (11th Plan) and NPTI has also been appointed as REC Quality Monitor (RQM) for Tier-II Inspection of RGGVY Works under 11th Plan for Six States . NPTI has also been awarded the Third Party Inspecting Agency(TPIA) works by few DISCOMs for the RGGVY works under the 10th Plan & 11th Plan.
NPTI also provides Consultancy in the field of Human Resources Development including Training Need Analysis, Upgradation of training facilities, Customized Course Designs, Capacity Assessment/Evaluation for Promotion etc.
NPTI's Publication and Multimedia CBTs
NPTI has published around 75 Training Manuals for different courses. NPTI has also developed more than 55 Multimedia Computer Based Training packages for power professionals and marketing them at reasonable prices to the utilities and educational Institutes.
Achievements & Performance
Since the inception of its forst Institute in 1965, NPTI has so far imparted training to more than 1,65,000 personnel from Central PSUs, SEBs, Power Utilities and Private Sector organizations. About 9,100 operation engineers have been imparted effective integrated unit operation training on the Simulators on the Simulatiors available with NPTI.
MBA student of NPTI in Power Management and B. Tech Power Engineering students or Post Graduate Course and Post Diploma course are finding placement in reputed companies like CRISIL, CARE, BSES, KPMG, REL, Moser Baer, Lanco, GMR, Feed Back Ventures, Suzlon, Tata Power, Torrent Power, Price Water-House Cooper, Deloitte etc.