National Power Training Institute (NPTI), an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization under Ministry of Power, Government of India is a National Apex body for Training and Human Resources Development in Power Sector with its Corporate Office at Faridabad. NPTI had been providing its dedicated service for more than five decades. NPTI has trained over 3,20,000 Power Professionals in regular Programs over the last 5 decades. NPTI is the world's leading integrated power training institute. NPTI is the only institute of its kind in the world with a wide geographical spread and covering a wide gamut of academic and training programs in Power Sector. NPTI's committed faculty is providing excellent training in the Power Sector, which is the most important sector among various infrastructure sectors. Training provided by NPTI on Generation Simulators has improved Plant Load Factor of Generating Units, has increased the availability of Transmission & Distribution Systems and has decreased Aggregate Technical & Commercial Losses. This in turn is providing more power to the country
NPTI’s Alappuzha campus is spread over a picturesque landscape with green lawns of about 15 acres in Alappuzha District of Kerala.
The Campus houses the Institute building, Guest House, Hostels, Sports facilities and Residential quarters for the employees. The main Institute building houses Administration wing, lecture halls, Conference hall, Library, e-learning room, a Multi-functional Simulator (210 MW, 500 MW & 800 MW), Hydro Simulator, Smart grid Simulator and Renewable Energy Simulators, and the associated offices etc. NPTI, Alappuzha is well equipped with infrastructural facilities for conducting different courses on technical as well as management subjects covering the needs of Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, E-Mobility, Thermal, Hydro, Transmission & Distribution Systems, and Energy related fields of the Indian Power and allied Energy sectors. A centrally air conditioned 200 seat capacity Auditorium with latest Audio/Video System has been established. A Conference Hall is also available for holding seminars, workshops and conferences. The whole campus has the facility of Wi-Fi connectivity.
The classrooms are well designed to incorporate everything needed for a pleasant learning atmosphere. There are Seven class rooms and one E-learning room of air conditioned well-furnished are available. Each class room can accommodate 40 participants.
Board room/ Video conferencing hall with most modern amenities viz. HD projector, effective & modern light and sound system, air conditioned with Wi-Fi facility and seating capacity for 50 persons is also available. Conference Hall is being used for conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops.
There are two trainee hostels (one for boys and one for girls), one executive hostel and one guest house. The necessary facilities like a spacious dining hall and a well-equipped recreational area, an indoor games area, a fitness centre, Wi-Fi enabled and RO based drinking water system are available.
- Executive Hostel: 33nos two bedded Air Conditioned Rooms with smart TV, Wi-Fi, Refrigerator is available.
- Boys Hostel: 33nos two bedded rooms can accommodate 66 graduate trainees
- Ladies Hostel: Two bedded 10 rooms with dining hall, separate ladies hostel with all facilities is available.
Guest House: Ten AC Suite rooms are available in the Guest House with AC, Smart TV, Wi-Fi, Pantry with common dining are available
NPTI, Alappuzha has offers a great environment for professional development. The beautiful, safe and well laid out campus has excellent facilities for the faculty and staff of the institute. Total 23 number of residential quarters are available (one Type –V, two Type –IV, one Type – III and one Type – II quarter).
NPTI, Alappuzha firmly believes in providing its trainee’s exposure to National and International Knowledge experts through various training programs. NPTI Alappuzha have built well equipped laboratories and workshops with wide ranging facilities for imparting training to Technicians, Operators and Engineers in various aspects of Power Stations. Some of the areas where expertise has been built are:
Smart Grid Lab: Trainer kits available in the Smart Grid Lab are
- High Voltage Transmission Line and Protective Systems Trainer/Simulator Kit
- High Voltage Direct Current Transmission (HVDC) Trainer/Simulator Kit and
- Smart Grid Trainer/Simulator Kit.
The High Voltage Transmission Line and Protective Systems Trainer/Simulator shall be capable of imparting training in Transmission lines and Cable System and shall be a standalone system.
The High Voltage Direct Current Transmission (HVDC) Trainer/Simulator shall be capable of imparting training in HVDC systems and shall be a standalone system.
The Smart Grid Trainer/Simulator shall be capable of imparting training on Smart Grid functionalities.
- Renewable Energy Lab: Trainer kits available in the Renewable Energy Lab are
- Wind Power Plant Trainer/Simulator kit
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Trainer/Simulator kit
- Microgrid Trainer/Simulator kit
The Simulators replicating the real-time integrated Unit operations for 210 MW, 500 MW , 800MW Thermal Units, 250 MW Hydel Unit with additional functionalities of SCADA & Smart Grid are being established
The training on the multifunctional configured simulators may be on only the Thermal Power Plants (210/ 500/ 800 MW) or an integration of Thermal, Hydro (250 MW), SCADA and Smart Grid or even a integration of Thermal, Hydro (250 MW), SCADA and Smart Grid Hands on training on either of the combinations would give a perfect understanding of integrated operation of the power plant & power system.
A well-equipped library is coming up in the institute
NPTI, Alappuzha firmly believes in providing its trainee’s exposure on National and International level. A 200 seater Air-conditioned auditorium, Multipurpose hall and video conference hall is available. Auditorium is equipped with the most modern and audio visual facilities. It is fitted with a latest HD projector, effective & modern light and sound system, air conditioned with Wi-Fi enabled with video conferencing facilities. Multipurpose hall and video conference hall is available for the training activities.
NPTI, Alappuzha has been amply blessed with fully equipped with modern kitchen with dining area for 100 participants at a time. The centralised Kitchen offers best snacks and meals spanning South and North Indian cuisine.
A well-equipped Gymnasium is built in this institute. The other amenities available are In-house facility for playing football, volleyball, basketball and table tennis.