Reaffirming Tata Group's commitment towards sustainable manufacturing Tata Power and Tata Motors have joined hands for the development of a 7 MWp solar rooftop project at Tata Motors' Passenger Vehicle Plant in Chikhali, Pune.
This is the third phase of a joint 17 MWp on-site solar project developed by the two companies, of which a 10 MWp has been installed earlier. With this latest installation, the Tata Motors PV manufacturing unit, installed by Tata Power, will become home to India's largest on-site solar project.
Tata Motors and Tata Power have recently inked a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for this solar project. A significant step towards building a resilient and sustainable future, the installation is collectively expected to generate 23 million units of electricity, mitigating 5.23 lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide. This will be equivalent to planting 8.36 lakh trees over a lifetime.
Commenting on the project, Mr. Rajesh Khatri, Vice President, Operations, Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd., said, 'Tata Motors has been working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve Net Zero Emission goal. With fresh agreement to install an additional Roof Top solar plant of 7 MWp in our Pune plant in association with Tata Power, we will move closer to our goal of 100% Renewable Energy. Post commissioning of this capacity, we will become the largest onsite solar installation in India.'
Tata Motors, as a signatory to the RE100, is committed to using 100 percent renewable energy in its operations and has taken many steps toward this objective by gradually increasing the proportion of renewable energy used in its operations. The company generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable electricity in FY22, accounting for almost 19.4% of total power usage. The company also plans to obtain renewable energy with greater rigour to reach its goal of procuring 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Speaking on the project expansion, Mr. Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Chief - New Business Services, Tata Power said, 'India's largest on-site solar project at Tata Motors' Pune plant is a testament to our shared goal of being green in our businesses. The project reinforces Tata Power's position as one of India's top renewable energy players, offering considerable value to its partners through its project execution capabilities and technical expertise.'
Tata Power comes with a successful background in executing multiple large solar rooftop solutions including the one of the world's largest rooftop (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; 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 program to make people aware of the benefits of savings through solar energy.
About Tata Power
Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE: 500400) is one of India's largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed/managed capacity of 13,635 MW. The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation (renewable, hydro and thermal power), transmission & distribution, coal & freight, logistic, trading and consumer-facing solar rooftop and Electric Vehicle Charging businesses. The company had developed the country's first Ultra Mega Power Project in Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 4.8 GW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hybrid plants accounting for more than one-third of the overall portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. Tata Power has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution of power in India. It is currently serving more than 12 million consumers through its Discoms, in the state of Odisha and parts of Delhi and Mumbai. With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions provider by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al. With a 107-year track record of technological innovations, project execution excellence, world-class safety systems, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well-positioned for a multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up countless lives.
About Tata Motors
Part of the USD 109 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM; BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 34 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses, offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. With 'Connecting Aspirations' at the core of its brand promise, Tata Motors is India's market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top three in the passenger vehicles market.
Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, UK, US, Italy and South Korea. With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, the company's innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. The company is pioneering India's Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions by preparing a tailor-made product strategy, leveraging the synergy between the Group companies and playing an active role liasoning with the Government in developing the policy framework.
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