Renault Nissan Automotive India used over 85% green energy to power operations for six months last year

The company has plans to transition to 100% consistent renewable energy usage by 2045.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 23 Feb 2024 Views icon8925 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Renault Nissan Automotive India used over 85% green energy to power operations for six months last year

Renault Nissan Automotive India stated that it has used green power for its operations during the second half of 2023. On an average, the plant utilised more than 85% green energy every month between July and December 2023, with 100% green energy utilisation in September 2023. 

The company uses a combination of in-house and externally sourced green energy to produce cars.

Keerthi Prakash, Managing Director, Renault Nissan Automotive India, said: “The is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and last year, we announced our comprehensive plan for achieving carbon neutral operations by the year 2045 and becoming water positive by the year 2030."

Utilising green energy for sustainable operations

Renault Nissan Automotive India uses a three-pillared approach as part of its roadmap to carbon neutrality, which include increasing the share of green energy in the overall mix, improving efficiencies in energy usage and continuous adoption of energy-efficient technology at its Oragadam plant.

Its portfolio includes a mix of conventional power supplied by the government and various green power sources such as solar power, wind power, and bagasse/cogen power. The company has plans to transition to 100% consistent renewable energy usage by 2045.

Renault Nissan Automotive India has an in-house solar plant with a capacity of 2.2 MW, which feeds directly into the plant’s power grid, with additional plans to expand capacity to up to 14 MW in the next few years. Additionally, other green power is sourced from external suppliers located in Tamil Nadu. Wind power is sourced from wind farms from Tirunelveli/ Coimbatore, a geographical area that is naturally well placed to harness wind power. Additionally, solar power is sourced from solar farms in the Tirupur region.

Through its consistent and conscious utilization of green energy, RNAIPL has managed to cut down over 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions between July and December 2023. 

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