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Cipla Limited announced that it has licensed additional capacity for a captive renewable energy power plant in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Cipla had already commissioned a Tuljapur 30 MWp solar plant in January 21. Now, Cipla has added 16 MWp to its solar capacity to supply renewable energy to its manufacturing units/ facilities in Maharashtra.
These projects were commissioned by the company in partnership with AMP Energy India. It is one of the largest open-access solar projects in the state that has been set up by a corporation.
The Company will use this project to support its green energy needs for its manufacturing units at Kurkumbh and Patalganga, as well as the R&D center at Vikhroli (Maharashtra), which will replace around 70% of their total energy consumption.
CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions has been appointed to commission a wind-solar hybrid captive plant in Karnataka with a capacity 9 MWp solar and 2.7 MVA wind. This project will enable the transfer of 85% power to renewable sources for its manufacturing units in Karnataka.
The company has procured 68,200 mWh total renewal power to support its operations across India in FY22. This has resulted in 56,000 tons of CO2 reductions.
Ms. Geena Malhotra, President and Global Head – Manufacturing Operations, Cipla, commented, “Sustainability is at the core of Cipla’s DNA and this project is a big step forward in our goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. We endeavour to continue growing the share of renewable energy across our sites with an aim to contribute to India’s agenda of increasing energy generation from non-fossil fuel sources.”