NPTI and its Regional Institutes are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities to meet the specific requirements of training foreign nationals. NPTI offers all the courses detailed out in this calendar and also tailor-made/customized need base programs to suit the organization’s objectives. Typical training capsules have been on Power Plant Management, Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plants, Transmission & Distribution areas etc.
NPTI in its various courses has trained many foreign Nationals from Zimbabwe, Iraq, Oman, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Zambia, Mexico, Nigeria, Kenya, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, South America etc. Programs conducted for these Nationals did receive exceptionally encouraging feedback with rave reviews.
Prospectus for international students admission to one year post graduate diploma courses in
- Power Plant Engineering
- Smart Grid Technologies
- Power System Operation
- Energy Market Management
- Renewable Energy & Grid Interface Technologies
“Operation and Maintenance of Salma Dam Hydro Power Plant (42 MW)” Conducted for Afghan Nationals
This training activity was tailored for Afghanistan and was aimed towards training the participants on Operation and Maintenance aspects of the Salma Dam Project, executed by India in Afghanistan. The Salma Dam, later renamed Afghan India Friendship Dam was executed by BHEL and the project consultant was WAPCOS.
MEA and WAPCOS took up the responsibility of Capacity Building of Afghan engineers and technicians on the Operation and Maintenance aspects of the project. Given NPTI’s vast experience and expertise in the field of training power sector personnel, WAPCOS entrusted the responsibility of training of the Afghans to NPTI.
This was a series of training activities, attended by Afghan nationals who are/ shall be working on the Salma Dam Hydro Project. A total of 52 Afghan Nationals were trained during five training programs in the financial year 2016-17. The training constituted of two weeks of class room training followed by training on Simulator and field visits.
Training on “Regulations, Market Transactions and Settlement”
NPTI in association with PTC India Ltd. conducted a capacity building program for senior delegates from Ghana on “Regulations, Market Transactions and Settlement”. The program shall was conducted as a country-to-country knowledge exchange program wherein focus was on development of a vibrant power market in Ghana. The program was funded by African Development Bank.
The objective of this program was to create a platform for delegates to understand Indian Business/Market Models and success stories, and provide an imperative to review and adapt to a better market/system for Ghana. This program aimed at sensitizing the delegates about concept of power market where availability, reliability, predictability, economy, fairness, equality, open access and transparency are key elements for success and thus, enable successful transition towards a vibrant market in Ghana and ECOWAS region
The program consisted of 3 modules i.e. (a) Regulatory Aspects (Including Tariff Design and Environmental regulations), (b) Market Transactions (which includes functioning of Electricity Markets and related transactions) and (c) Settlements. These Modules arewere targeted towards gradually building up the knowledge base of the Participants in the areas of Regulatory and Institutional Set-up of Indian Power Sector (Module-1), provisions and operating practices of a typical power trading company (Module-2), and providing hands-on experience of the day-to-day procedures of Power Trading (Module-3).
The training program was conducted from 24th April, 2017 to 29th April, 2017 and was a mix of in-room seminars as well as site visits to Power Exchange, Load Dispatch Centres, etc.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME FOR Techno-Economic Hydro Power Project Appraisal
Since 2000, USAID’s South Asia Regional Initiative/Energy (SARI/E) program has focused on advocating energy cooperation in South Asia. To assist, USAID SARI/EI has assigned the United States Energy Association (USEA) with the task of implementing programs focused on capacity building. As such, USEA planned to conduct a series of activities in FY 2016 under the Energy Utilities Partnership Program (EUPP) mechanism that will bolster Nepal and the other SAARC nation’s readiness in the areas of hydro power project techno-economic assessment and power finance. These activities would accelerate Nepal-India electricity trade, while also providing the other SARI/EI countries with valuable knowledge to facilitate existing and future cross-border trade. USEA had contracted PTC India Financial Services Ltd. (PFS) to conduct a series of activities in the FY 2016 under the EUPP mechanism. Given NPTI’s vast experience and expertise in the field of training power sector personnel, PFS has taken NPTI on-board as its execution partner for designing and conducting the training activities
NPTI has successfully conducted 2 rounds (2 modules each) of training activities for the power professionals from SAARC Nations (Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka).
||May 30 – June 3, 2016
||June 20 – 24, 2016
||December 5 – 9, 2016
||February 20 – 24, 2017
The training activity spanned across two modules of one week duration each. NPTI conducted the two modules of training activity at its Faridabad Campus, with a view of providing the participants with the capacity building in the area of techno-economic appraisal and financial analysis in the power sector. Activities laid major stress on hands-on experiences that emphasize development of skills and knowledge in the functional areas of power finance. The class room lectures were delivered by highly experienced professionals of the sector and focussed on key topics of power finance, including Project Planning, Project Development, Project Appraisal, Financial Analysis, Financial negotiations and Financial Structuring.
The participating delegates were involved in an assessment exercise at the end of the week long training program. The assessment was designed to measure their understanding on the topics covered, the relevance of the various topics and the overall rating of the training program. The participating delegates were of the view that the training activities met their expectations and helped them in understanding the diverse aspects of hydro power projects. They found it to be a perfect platform to enhance their technical knowledge and financial evaluation abilities. They felt that their participation was worthwhile, given the sharing of experiences and ground challenges by the expert speakers. The participants were impressed with the contents and the discussions that took place during the training.
Mr. Michael Satin, Director- Clean Energy and Environment Office, USAID/India graced the valedictory session as the Chief Guest. He interacted with the participating delegates personally and addressed them. Addressing the participating delegates as ambassadors of technical knowledge and information, he appreciated the time, energy and intellectual capital invested by them and inspired them to put in their sincere and collective efforts towards developing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the various countries in the region.