Renewable Energy at NPTI
For Training and Human Resources Development in Power Sector with its Corporate Office at Faridabad NPTI (National Power Training Institute) which is an ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organization operates under Ministry of Power, Government of India is a National Apex body. NPTI had been providing its dedicated service for more than five decades.
In regular Programs over the last 5 decades, NPTI has trained over 2,92,061 Power Professionals on a regular basis. 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. In the Power Sector, which is the most important sector among various infrastructure sectors, NPTI’s committed faculty is providing excellent training. 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. Thus the training being provided by NPTI is having a cascading effect on the growth of GDP and economy of the country.
About the Course
Students pursuing Advance PG Diploma have to complete all four certificates. However, for the students pursuing PG Diploma, the first Certificate i.e. “Renewable Energy Resources and Policies” is mandatory. They can choose any one Certificate from the remaining three certificates to complete their diploma.
This course is designed to offer flexibility; NPTI platform gives the student freedom to tailor-made his own coursework. The student is free to pick any of the two certificate courses offered by the Department of Energy and Environment; however, s/he will study them in series. Across the globe to complete the coursework whilst balancing work/life commitments, the program is very flexible and it enables students to get great exposure.
Scope of Renewable Energy in India
India’s population is increasing rapidly and is expected to be the world’s most populous country by 2020. India is currently facing huge energy demand. Although its energy production has expanded over the years, its population is also increasing at an alarming rate. India has the 5thlargest power generation portfolio. As the country is facing a huge energy crisis, there is a high need to tap the potential renewable energy resources.
India is endowed with the vast potential of renewable energy with current energy contribution at 31.70 GW of the total installed capacity of 245 GW in the country as on 31st March 2014.
India is the fourth largest importer of oil and sixth largest importer of petroleum products. The dependence on expensive imported fossil fuels would get reduced by India’s increased use of renewable resources. Economic growth, increasing prosperity, growing urbanization and rising per capita energy consumption along with the government’s increasing role in the development of cleaner fuels, has widened the renewable energy generation in India. India has a major potential in solar, hydro, wind and nuclear energy.