Tata Motors partners with Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited to develop a 12 MWp solar project at its Pune manufacturing facility
Tata Motors expands on-site solar power capacity to 20.73 MWp at its Pune commercial vehicle manufacturing facility. The project will generate 17.5 million units of electricity per annum; mitigating over 12400 metric tonnes of CO2 per year.
Auto major Tata Motors and Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a leading player in the renewable energy sector and a subsidiary of Tata Power, have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to develop a new 12 MWp on-site solar project at Tata Motors’ Pune commercial vehicle manufacturing facility.
The development is seen as a significant step towards attaining green manufacturing. The installation is collectively expected to generate 17.5 million units of electricity every year, which will meet nearly 17.2% of the annualised requirement, potentially mitigating over 12400 metric tonnes per kWh of carbon emissions each year, the company said in a statement.
The solar project is to be commissioned within six months after the PPA gets signed and will be a significant contributor to Tata Motors' long-term ambitions. The PPA will include rooftop installations. This 12 MWp adds to the existing 8.73 MWp, summing to 20.73 MWp for Tata Motors across CVBU (commercial vehicles), Pune. Over the next few years, the company plans to expand the solar capacity of its Pune plant to meet the growing demand for renewable energy.
Vishal Badshah, Vice President, Commercial Vehicle Operations, Tata Motors Limited, commenting on the project, said, “This collaboration with Tata Power for a solar facility in Pune exemplifies our commitment to greener and more efficient operations. As a 'Future Ready' company and a RE100 signatory, we are actively transitioning to renewable energy sources, and this partnership marks a significant step towards our goal.”
Ashish Khanna, CEO, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited, said, " signing of a 12MWp PPA with Tata Motors underlines our critical step forward on the shared goals of Tata Power Renewables and Tata Motors for a sustainable future. We are committed to supporting the energy transition of our C&I consumers through a bouquet of our clean energy solutions.”
Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited and Tata Motors have previously collaborated to develop a 16MWp solar power project in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, which is slated to be the largest in terms of capacity in the state.
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