Tata Power to Build 4MWp Solar Power Plant at Tata Motors' Pune Facility in India

Published on: 14 September 2022
by KnowESG
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Tata Motors and Tata Power have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to construct a 4 MWp on-site solar project at Tata Motors' Pune commercial vehicle manufacturing facility, reiterating the Tata Group's commitment to supporting sustainable manufacturing.

The installation, a crucial step toward building a resilient and sustainable future, is estimated to generate 5.8 million units of electricity, potentially reducing over 10 lakh tonnes of carbon emissions. This is the equivalent of planting more than 16 lakh teak trees in a lifetime.

Mr. Alok Kumar Singh, Plant Head, Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing Facility, Plant, Tata Motors, said: 

“It has been our continuous endeavour to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve Net Zero Emission goal. We have been exploring different avenues and business models for using renewable energy to promote sustainable business growth. In FY22, the total renewable energy contribution at our CV Pune plant was 32%. With this agreement, we reaffirm our commitment to moving closer to our goals of cultivating 100% renewable energy capacity.”

Tata Motors established a 15 MWp solar project at its Pune plant, including its passenger and commercial production facilities, through FY22, providing 21 million kWh of renewable electricity. To meet the growing demand for renewable energy, the company intends to expand the solar capacity of its Pune plant over the next few years.

Mr. Shivram Bikkina, Chief, Solar Rooftop, Tata Power, said: 

“Tata Power is pleased to collaborate with Tata Motors in supporting the expansion of green energy utilisation through this 4 MWp power project at its manufacturing facility in Pune. We are committed to working closely with all our partners and creating clean energy solutions for making their operations green and sustainable.”

As a signatory to the RE100, Tata Motors is committed to using 100 per cent renewable energy in its operations and has made several efforts toward this goal by gradually increasing the proportion of renewable energy used in its operations. 

In FY22, the company generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable electricity for its manufacturing operations in India, accounting for 19.4% of total power consumption, resulting in the avoidance of 72,992 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent and a financial savings of Rs. 27.37 crore.

Tata Power comes with proven credentials and background in executing multiple large solar rooftop solutions including one of the world’s largest rooftops (16MW) at a single location at Radhasoami Satsang Beas (RSSB), Amritsar; 2.67MW at Cochin International Airport; one of the world’s largest solar-powered cricket stadium-Cricket Club of India (CCI) with 820.8 kWp capacity in Mumbai; unique installation of the solar vertical farm (120kW) at Dell Technologies at Bangalore and 1.4MW floating solar at Tata Chemicals, Nellore. In addition, Tata Power is carrying out an extensive pan-India residential rooftop programme to make people aware of the benefits of savings through solar energy.

Source: Tata Power

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