Training culture started as early as 1948 in Tamil Nadu Power Sector. Mettur Technical Training Centre was started to train field staff. Now it has grown with 4 major Institutes to cater Hydro, Thermal, Transmission and Distribution and Management Training needs. Ten Centers were established to cater the needs of Staff in Distribution Areas. One Cable Jointing Training Centre has also been created.
We feel Proud to announce that the following 3 Institutes have been recognized by CEA/Ministry of Power/Govt. of India/ New Delhi as Category I Institutes:
• Transmission & Distribution Training & Development Institute, Madurai
• Hydro Training Institute, Kuthiraikalmedu
• Thermal Training Institute, North Chennai
We feel proud to announce that TNEB is the first to design a Training Policy, amongst all Electrical Utilities and our objective is “Training for All”.
NATIONAL LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMME
The Ministry of Power (MOP/REC) has indicated the achievements of TNEB in their News letter in conducting the REC funded National level Training programme on “Electricity Distribution Improvement” for C&D Employees of TNEB during the year 2009-10. Totally 3668 Employees were trained in TNEB which is the maximum number of participants covered in INDIA.
TNEB training wing has signed an MOU with Power Finance Corporation, New Delhi, Ministry Of Power, Govt. of India for conducting DRUM training programmes ,funded by USAID, for Engineers from all over India through the Institutes at Chennai and Madurai.
TNEB training wing has signed an MOU with Rural Electrification Corporation for conducting training programmes funded by REC, for class C&D employees through the Technical Training & Development Centres all over the state.
TNEB training wing has also signed an MOU with PFC, New Delhi, MOP, Govt. of India for conducting R-APDRP training programmes for class C&D employees through the Technical Training & Development Centres .
TNEB training wing has signed an MOU with REC for conducting "Franchisee Training Programmes" funded by REC, for final year EEE students of Engineering Colleges.
Training was imparted to the staff of Electricity Department of Andaman & Nicobar and Puducherry Electricity Department in the recent past.
The Cable Jointing Training & Development centre established in the year 1962 is an exclusive & only training centre which gives Hands-on practical training to the work force on Power Cable Jointing & make them as skilled jointers. It is Unique in its kind in India.
Each Employee has to undergo 3 to 5 days training each year under ENMASS Knowledge Updating Programme. For this, two months in a year are declared as EKUP months.
Also Special Programmes as per training need analysis are conducted. All Training Programmes are designed as development oriented, mostly in field and on-site conditions.
Also Distribution Transformers are being adopted by Training Centres. Training faculties visit the Distribution Circle, Headquarters and demonstrate the importance of earthing to reduce the transformer failure. By adopting the above practice, transformer failure rate has been drastically brought down.
Training Programmes are also carried out to attend minor repairs of Distribution Transformers at site independently. Training at manufacturer's premises are frequently carried out.
Training has been effectively used to bring about change in attitude. Proactive Excellence Training for Union Representatives, Training on topics of current interest, like Power sector reforms, Electricity Act 2003, RTI Act 2005, , Consumer Satisfaction are some of the training programme imparted to Engineers and Staff to create awareness of the changes taking place in the power industry.
Employees are sent to various institutions like Power Management Institute, National Thermal Power Corporation, National Power Training Institute, Engineering Staff College of India, Anna Institute of Management and other institutions for knowledge upgradation.
Induction Training is provided to all Officers and staff of all categories both Technical and Non-Technical.
TANGEDCO / TANTRANSCO Officials are sponsored to other utility Training Centres like Engineering Staff College of India / Hyderabad, Power Management Institute / Noida, Central Power Research Institute / Bangalore, National Power Training Institute / Neyveli etc.
One Assistant Engineer from our Technical training & development centre had been deputed for a group training course in the improvement of Electric Power Distribution Grid, held in Japan
Employees are being sponsored for doing Post Graduate studies as and when needed.
Appadurai Chair is functioning at College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University to impart training to TNEB Employees for promoting interaction between TNEB and Anna University.