By Thompson ABISOLA
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (Tata Power-DDL), has organised a Capacity Building and Training Programme on the best practices in power distribution for employees of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) and Kaduna Electric Plc.
This is contained in a statement signed by the KEDCO’s spokesman, Mr Mohammed Kandi and made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
He said the 12-day long training programme, which held at a Learning Centre in New Delhi, India, provided the participants with understanding of key technologies and processes required to enhance their job expertise.
Kandi said the participants were specifically trained on Network and Power Management; Connection and Meter Management; Metering Technology and AMR Application; Energy Accounting; Information Technology.
Other areas they received training included AT&C Loss Management using key strategies and enforcement; best Practices in Demand Side Management and Consumer Services Management.
Appreciating the training program, Mr. Mohammad Abubakar, KEDCO’s Head of Billing and Collection said, “The Tata Power-DDDL’s programme is extremely useful for us as we have several common challenges.
“We will surely apply the knowledge in our Utility especially the Smart Grid Technology.”
Also speaking, Chief Engineer of Kaduna Electric Pls ,Mr. Bello Musa,. said, “Utility business calls for innovative ideas and technology integration at every step.
“We have learnt several best practices across the distribution value chain which can not only transform our company but also result in consumer delight.
Tata Power-DDL has been supporting the African Power sector through its Technical and Management strategy services to help in framing model to reduce Aggregate Technical, Commercial and Collection Losses.
It also helps in new customer acquisition, metering plan and strategies, developing automation roadmap for bracing the Discom to enter into modern age of OT and IT convergence in distribution sector.