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APM Terminals Pipavav, under the ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ project, has installed a 1,000 kWp (kilowatt peak), DC-capacity solar power plant at Port for self consumption.
The solar power plant will produce approximately. 1.53 Million KWH (Unit), of power per annum. Solar power will replace approximately 10% of total energy consumption, which will reduce carbon footprints by 1100 tonnes per year
The commissioning of solar power plant is a step towards Port’s ambition of ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ port
Under ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ project, APM Terminals Pipavav has commissioned 1,000 kWp (kilowatt peak) DC capacity solar power plant at the Port for self-consumption. With commissioning of Rooftop solar power project, the Port will reduce overall energy consumption from Grid supply. The solar power will help in replacing approx. 10% of Port’s total energy consumption as well as result in reducing carbon footprints to the tune of 1100 tons per year.
APM Terminals Pipavav has taken a leap towards sustainability with initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges of conserving the environment as well as utilising resources in optimum way through the philosophy of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. These sustainability initiatives under the project ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ are undertaken to reduce the carbon footprint; while improving livelihood of employees, workers as well as surrounding community at the Port.
Commenting on new solar plant, Mr. Jakob Friis Sørensen, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “Energy optimization and using renewable energy for port operation; are critical components of reducing the overall carbon emissions at the Port. Globally, APM Terminals is moving towards zero carbon logistics and we at Pipavav are contributing our bit to conserve environment and fulfil our Group’s commitment to net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2040. The initiatives under ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ are designed towards this objective and we are pleased to share that this initiative will help us in reducing around 1,100 tons of carbon emissions per year.”
The Port has made significant carbon reductions over the past few years through various initiatives, including the development of green belt, the replacement of high-power conventional lights with LED lights, using e cars, reusing treated wastewater for plantation of more than 0.25 million trees and mangroves plantation in over 600 hectares in Gujarat.