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.