Odisha Power Technology and management Institute (OPTMI)

We earlier wrote about this proposal in http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/4781. There is a new article about it in tathya.in. Nothing much new in this article except it gives the name of the institute. Nevertheless, the new article suggests that that authorities are thinking about its implementation. Following is from this tathya article.

With 40 000 Mega Watt (MW) power production being lined up, the Government of Odisha is mulling to set up a Power Technology Management Institute in the state. 

So the Government of Odisha has decided to set up the Odisha Power Technology and management Institute(OPTMI), which will be of international standard, said official sources. 

More than 30 Independent Power Producers (IPP)s are setting up their plants in the state, major share of such capacity addition is expected within Twelfth Plan Period(2012-17), foresee officials in Department of Energy(DOE).

In fact increase in power generation capacities also requires commensurate development of transmission capabilities as well as enhanced techno-commercial and  management skills as well as modern Grid management and Energy metering, said Pradip Kumar Jena, Secretary DOE.

Mr.Jena said that it would increasingly become necessary to adopt highly efficient technologies, commercial and management practices to handle such high volume of power generation, transmission and distribution. 

Needless to say that this would also require a vast pool of human resources having skillsets and competency of a nature not widely available today, said an expert in Power Sector. 

So the Power Administrators have felt the necessity to simultenously plan an accelerated growth of human resources having right competence . 

Moreover, in order to utilize newly emerging frontier technology and management concepts it would be necessary to develop an advanced facility to undertake research in such high technology and management sectors with continuous focus on Power Sector of Odisha.

Keeping this in view OPTMI is being planned to be set up on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, said an official. 

This institute will be set up with active participation of the upcoming power projects in the state and the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU)s of the Power Sector, said the official.

1 comment February 23rd, 2011

Odisha plans a power management institute along the lines of NPTI and PMI

From http://www.npti.in/about.html:

National Power Training Institute (NPTI) has been set up by the Government of India under the Ministry of Power, to function as the National Apex Body for Human Resources Development of Indian Power Sector. The Corporate Office of NPTI is located at NPTI Complex, Sector-33, Faridabad -121 003 (Haryana). It operates on an all India basis through its Institutes in the different regions/power zones of the country viz.. Neyveli. Durgapur, New Delhi, Nagpur, Guwahati, Faridabad and Bangalore.

From http://pmintpc.com/interface/about_us_overview.shtml:

The Power Management Institute (PMI) was set up by NTPC in recognition of the vital role that management development has to play, in the context of the challenges associated with the growth of the Indian Power Sector. The Institute is involved in the training and development of middle and senior level personnel not only from the power sector but from organizations outside the sector also.

… The institute’s integrated campus at Noida boasts of modern infrastructure and facilities.

Following is an excerpt from a Business Standard report in sify.com.

Keeping in view the huge manpower requirement for the upcoming power plants of the independent power producers (IPPs) in Orissa, the state government is mulling to set up a Power Management Institute on the lines of the National Power Training Institute (NPTI).

All the IPPs have assured their support to the state government for this institute. To implement the project, the state government would form a special purpose vehicle (SPV) with IPPs as stake holders.

The location, investment, intake capacity and other relevant details are yet to be worked out as things are at a preliminary stage.P K Jena, the state energy secretary, said, "The state government is planning to set up a power management institute on the lines of NPTI. The proposed institute is still at a conceptual stage and a concept note is being prepared by the state government in this connection."

"The power management institute will offer diploma as well as degree courses in engineering. The institute will primarily focus on various areas pertaining to the power sector", he added.

The objective behind setting up this institute is to prepare skilled and semi-skilled manpower for the upcoming power projects.It may be noted that as many as 27 IPPs have inked MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with the state government. All these 27 IPPs have a cumulative generation capacity of 32,420 MW.These power projects are set to generate around 50,000 direct jobs besides creating indirect employment for 150,000 people.

The page http://www.orissa.gov.in/energy/Mou-IPP/MoU_IPP1.htm lists 21 of the 27 MOUs that have been signed. We reproduce that list below.

 

MoU with Bhusan Energy(P) Ltd MoU with CESC
MoU with Essar Power Ltd MoU with GMR Energy Ltd
MoU with Jindal Photo Ltd MoU with KVK Nilachal Power(P) Ltd
MoU with Lanco Group Ltd MoU  with Mahanadi Aban Power Company Ltd
MoU with Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited MoU with Navabharat Power Private Ltd
MoU with Sterlite Energy (P) Ltd MoU with Tata Power Company Ltd
MoU with Visa Power Ltd MoU with Aarti Steels Ltd
MoU with Astaranga Power Company Ltd MoU with Chambal Infrastructure Ventures Ltd
MoU with Ind-Barath Energy(Utkal) Ltd MoU with Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
MoU with Kalinga Energy & Power Ltd MoU with Sahara India Power Corporation Ltd
MoU with Visaka Thermal Power(P) Ltd  

 

SL

Name of the IPP

Proposed Capacity (in MW)

Capacity Enhanced (In MW)

Location

District

Date of MoU Signed

1

M/s KVK Nilachal Power (P) Limited

600

600

Gurudijhatia

Cuttack

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

2

M/s Monnet Power Company Limited

600

400

Nisha

Angul

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

3

M/s Sterlite Energy (P) Ltd.

2400

 

Bhurkamunda

 

Jharsuguda

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

4

M/s Tata Power Company Ltd.

1000

1000

Munduli Marthapur

Cuttack

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

5

M/s Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation

1000

 

Neulapoi

Dhenkanal

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

6

M/s Bhusan Energy (P) Ltd.

2000

 

Nuahata

Angul

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

7

M/s Jindal India Thermal Power Limited

1000

200

Pirasahi

Angul

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

8

M/s Lanco Group Limited

1320

 

Badabandha

Dhenkanal

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

9

M/s Essar Power Limited

1000

 

Talcher

Angul

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

10

M/s Navabharat Power Private Ltd

1040

 

Khadagprasad

Dhenkanal

Friday, June 09, 2006

11

M/s GMR Energy Ltd

1000

 

Kamalanga

Dhenkanal

Friday, June 09, 2006

12

M/s Mahanadi Aban Power Company Ltd

1030

 

Talcher

Angul

Friday, June 09, 2006

13

M/s Visa Power Ltd.

1000

 

Brahmanbasta

Cuttack

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

14

M/s Aarti Steel Ltd

500

0

Ghantikhal

Cuttack

Saturday, February 07, 2009

15

M/s Astaranga Power Co. Ltd

2640

0

Astaranga

Puri

Saturday, February 07, 2009

16

M/s Chambal Infrastructure & Ventures Ltd

1200

0

Siaria

Dhenkanal

Saturday, February 07, 2009

17

M/s Ind-Bharat Energy(Utkal) Limited

700

0

Sahajbahal

Jharsuguda

Saturday, February 07, 2009

18

M/s Jindal Steel & Power Ltd

1320

0

Boinda

Angul

Saturday, February 07, 2009

19

M/s Kalinga Energy & Power Ltd

1000

0

Babuchakuli

Sambalpur

Saturday, February 07, 2009

20

M/s Sahara India Power Corporation Ltd

1320

0

Turla

Bolangir

Saturday, February 07, 2009

21

M/s Visaka Thermal Power(P) Ltd

1100

0

Bhandariphokhari

Bhadrak

Saturday, February 07, 2009

 

 

Status of the Progress made by the IPP as on 16-05-09Click here 


The progress status list mentions two coal blocks: Rampia coal block in the Ib Valley, Sundergarh and Mandakini coal block in Talcher, Angul. Most of the power plants are coming up in the Angul area. Based on the above the power management institute proposed by the Odisha government should be located either in the Angul area or the Jharsuguda area. But since the Angul area already has a government engineering college in Sarang near Talcher, the government must establish the proposed power management institute in Jharsuguda. A few other reasons in support of Jharsuguda as a location are:

  • A lot of industries are coming up around Jharsuguda, but yet it does not have many government technical institutes. It has a government engineering school but no government engineering college.
  • Jharsuguda is somewhat in the center of the industrial belt that spans from Rourkela to Sambalpur.
  • Jharsuguda has excellent Rail connectivity and the second airport of the state is coming up there.

4 comments June 20th, 2010


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