Inauguration of 4th online training program on Renewable Energy Grid Integration

The inauguration of a three months online training program on Renewable Energy Grid Integration took place on 3rd December 2020. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the inauguration was organized on a virtual platform, MS Teams. This training program has been conducted under the aegis of Indo- German Energy Program, Green Energy Corridors Project implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Government of Germany in collaboration with the National Power Training Institute, Ministry of Power, Government of India. 

The training program was inaugurated in the august presence of Mr. Raj Pal, Director General, NPTI, Mr KVS Baba, CMD, POSOCO, Mr. Markus Wypior, Dy. Programme Coordinator, Indo – German Energy Program, GIZ, Dr. Hans Peter Waldl, Managing Director, Overspeed GmbH, Dr Andre Bisevic, Fraunhofer IEE, Germany, and Dr Zakir Rather, IIT-Bombay, India.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Wypior explained the need for an online training program considering the pandemic times and how the online forums and live Question and Answer sessions can help the participants to engage with the experts and gain knowledge about various learning subjects. Dr. Waldl discussed the benefits of flexible distance learning courses and how the thematic areas like forecasting of RE generation, operational and policy-related learning subjects are going to facilitate Indian operators to understand their RE rich power system. Mr KVS Baba stressed on the need of such training courses to up-scale the skills of grid operators, executives, and engineers to accommodate the ambitious 175 GW renewable capacities into the existing system. He also discussed the challenges of organizing the training courses in such testing times and encouraged the participants to take maximum advantage of this training program. Mr. Raj Pal extended his sincere support to facilitate the online training program and mentioned that NPTI is dedicated to organising such skill development courses in the power sector to keep up with the transitions in the Indian power system owing to ever-increasing RE penetration. Dr Bisevic and Dr Rather introduced the contents of training program and various learning subjects. In the end, Mr Sunil Sharma, Technical Expert, GIZ proposed the vote of thanks. 

Under this program, more than 135 executives working in various load despatch centres such as NLDC/ RLDCs/ SLDCs would undergo an online training program from 3rd December 2020 to 28th February 2021. These online lecture sessions are pre-recorded, coupled with dedicated scripts and weekly question and answer sessions. The video lectures are prepared by renowned German and Indian experts who also designed the overall training course. The trained executives are expected to work in the renewable energy management centres in India.

For further information, please contact Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma (sunil.sharma(at)