Tata Power along with the Ministry for Energy of Maharashtra inaugurated the ‘Electrical Safety Week’ in Mumbai.
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has always considered the safety of its employees, consumers, and communities as its core priority. Tata Power has led the way in adopting and promoting safety measures, in and around its areas of operation as well as across all its business processes. In line with this commitment, Tata Power along with the Ministry for Energy of Maharashtra inaugurated the ‘Electrical Safety Week’ in Mumbai.
The Electrical Safety Week was inaugurated at a function at Yashwantrao Chavan Auditorium in Mumbai by the Honorable Energy Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Chandrakant Bawankule along with Shri. Subhash Desai, Minister for Industries and Mining, Guardian Minister of Mumbai district along with eminent dignitaries from the power sector like Mr. Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary, Energy, Dr. Surendrakumar Bagde, General Manager, BEST, and Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO & ED Tata Power. The event also witnessed the launch of the Electrical Inspectorate website http://cei.maharashtra.gov.in/e_index.html and an electrical safety hand book.
With an aim of reducing Electrical Accidents and Safety Incidents, the initiatives highlighted during the week will be turned into Electrical Safety Drives that will be conducted throughout the year. The week long programme will educate citizens across Maharashtra on the importance of using ISI marked Electrical Equipments, importance of ELCB-Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers and Equipment Earthing, as well as avoiding overloading of Electric Circuits, to name a few.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO and ED, said, “We are extremely happy to be an integral part of the Electrical Safety Week being organised by the Ministry of Energy. At Tata Power, we take this area of operation very seriously as demonstrated by the various initiatives that we organise throughout the year. From conducting Jan Jagruti Abhiyans across Mumbai to educate consumers on best electrical safety practices to organising rallies with Students of Tata Power Club Enerji on the subject, Tata Power will continue to lead the way in spreading the message of electrical safety across Mumbai and India. We are also very happy with our efforts to train electricians and electrical engineers at Tata Power Skill Development Institutes across India thereby bridging the safety and technical gap in the power sector.
At the event, the Ministry of Energy for Maharashtra appreciated Tata Power’s consistent efforts and active participation over the past three years in making the Electric Safety Drive a success. The Chief Electrical Inspector Office, Chembur, also appreciated the contributions made by Tata Power's Skill Development Institute at Shahad, for helping in building competencies of Skilled Workers and Engineers while also conducting on the job training facility for Electrical Contractors, and Electrical Engineers thereby bridging the skill gap required by the industry.
The commencement of the Electrical Safety Week will witness all Electrical utilities like Tata Power, R-Infra, BEST, MSEDCL, Electrical Contractor Association, and the Lift Contractor Association driving various Safety initiatives under the guidance of Chief Electrical Inspector Chembur.
About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10699 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely “Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" with Delhi Government for distribution in North Delhi, 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3310 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk ("BSSR"); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come”. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com