Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), among the largest solar power developer in the world, has been certified as “Water Positive” by DNV, an independent global assurance agency. The certification confirms that AGEL’s water conservation efforts exceed its consumption levels. The assessment conducted by DNV covered AGEL’s operational sites in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh, with a capacity greater than 200 MW.
AGEL’s solar and wind operational plants utilize water for panel cleaning, which is essential to optimize the performance of solar panels. AGEL has significantly reduced its freshwater consumption per unit of generation compared to the statutory limit for thermal power in FY23, with a 99.5% lower freshwater consumption rate. AGEL is committed to water stewardship and has aligned its goals with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6.
To reduce freshwater consumption, AGEL has incorporated robotic module cleaning systems and uses third-party procured surface water as its primary source. AGEL’s emphasis on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power aligns with its commitment to sustainability, and it ensures that its operations are environmentally friendly.
The verification of AGEL’s water conservation efforts is an important milestone, as it signifies the company’s progress towards achieving its target of becoming Net Water Neutral by FY25. AGEL’s focus on sustainability and its innovative approach towards renewable energy has made it a leader in the renewable energy sector, and the certification by DNV is a testament to its efforts.