Cipla adds captive renewable energy power plant capacity in Maharashtra and Karnataka


Cipla recently announced the commercial operation of additional captive renewable energy power plant capacity in Maharashtra and Karnataka, according to a company statement.

In January 2021, the company had commissioned a 30 MWp solar project in Tuljapur, and has now added 16 MWp of solar capacity to supply the renewable energy to its manufacturing units/facilities in Maharashtra. These projects were commissioned in partnership with AMP Energy India and are one of the largest open solar access projects in the state implemented by a company. The project will support the company’s green energy needs for its manufacturing units at Kurkumbh and Patalganga and its R&D center at Vikhroli in Maharashtra, replacing approximately 70% of the total consumption of these units with green energy, according to the press release.

In Karnataka, a captive solar wind hybrid power plant with a capacity of 9 MWp solar + 2.7 MVA of wind energy has been commissioned in partnership with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions, this project will help to migrate the 85% of the needs energy to a renewable source for its manufacturing units in Karnataka, the statement added.

He also said that over the past three years, Cipla has added a significant capacity of 66 MWp of equivalent solar power portfolio through various initiatives such as an on-site solar rooftop and ground-based solar projects below the model. RESCO, and captive solar/wind projects. open access project in partnership with the main independent power producers (IPP).

In FY22, the company provided a total of 68,200 mWh of renewable energy for its operations across India, resulting in CO2 reductions of 56,000 tonnes, according to the release.


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