Pantnagar, October, 2022.
Reaffirming Tata Group’s commitment
towards promoting sustainable manufacturing, Tata Motors and Tata Power have
entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 7 MW captive solar power
project at its Pantnagar plant in Uttarakhand. Collectively, this installation
is expected to generate 215 million units of electricity, potentially
mitigating over 1.7 lakh tonnes of carbon emissions. This is equivalent to
planting over 2.72 lakh teak trees over a lifetime.
Mr. Anal Vijay Singh, Plant Head,
Pantnagar Plant, Tata Motors, said "Having won several
awards, our Pantnagar plant has always been lauded for its efforts to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions in order to achieve net-zero emission goal. The plant
has been recognized across the industry for its long-successful energy
conservation measures. With this agreement, we will further strengthen our
journey towards a cleaner and greener future. "
Commenting on the announcement, Mr.
Shivram Bikkina, Chief – Solar Rooftop Business, Tata Power,
"We are delighted to partner with Tata Motors to achieve their long-term
green energy mandate. We are especially happy to be a part of the Pantnagar
plant that makes Tata Ace, one of the most successful commercial vehicles of
the country. We expect to expand our collaboration in the coming years to
provide more such green energy solutions to Tata Motors and regard them as a
vital partner to achieve the larger group mandate to reduce our carbon
footprint towards a Net Zero future. "
Tata Power is working closely with
Tata Motors on installing solar rooftop projects at some of their plants in
India. These projects represent a significant step towards building a resilient
and sustainable future for these manufacturing plants. To date, Tata Power has
cumulatively installed 45 MW of solar rooftop across Tata Motors' PV and CV
plants in Pune, Pantnagar, Jamshedpur and Dharwad.
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 also plans
to obtain renewable energy with greater rigour to reach its goal of procuring
100% renewable energy by 2030. In FY22, across all its plants in India, the
company generated 92.39 million kWh of renewable electricity for its
manufacturing operations, which is 19.4% of the total power consumption,
leading to an avoidance of 72,992 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent
and financial saving of Rs. 27.37 crores.