SAIL has established its own Central Power Training Institute (CPTI) at Rourkela. The Institute has a full scope replica simulator for 60 MW coal fire unit and an Area Operator Training Simulator (AOTS). This is the first indigenous simulator and the only one in non-utility sector. The institute has an 80 seat capacity auditorium, lecture halls, a well-stocked library, a model room and a large foyer. Latest audio-visual and reprographic aids have also been provided.
The Institute conducts training largely for operation and maintenance personnel of SAIL captive power plants and Power Distribution Network departments. Of late, CPTI is also imparting training to participants from other organizations like M/s NTPC, ICCL, INDAL, TISCO, and IB Thermal etc. CPTI is well equipped to design tailor-made programmes as per the requirement of the customer organizations in the area of power. CPTI of Authority, Ministry of Power, Government of India for conducting training in power area in accordance with Indian Electricity Rules. It also received at the first instance the covered Golden Peacock National Quality Award 1997 as winner in service Organization- small Enterprises Category.