Tata Motors Limited (Tata Motors) and Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) are joining forces in pursuit of environmental sustainability through their latest venture. They have entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to develop a groundbreaking 12 MWp on-site solar project at Tata Motors’ Pune commercial vehicle manufacturing facility. This collaboration is aligned with Tata Group’s overarching vision of preserving the environment through innovative manufacturing practices.
The solar project, set to be commissioned within six months of signing the PPA, is a pivotal step towards achieving green manufacturing. It is anticipated to generate a staggering 17.5 million units of electricity annually, covering nearly 17.2% of the plant’s yearly energy needs. Notably, this initiative could potentially reduce carbon emissions by over 12,400 tonnes per year.
This ambitious project expands Tata Motors’ commitment to sustainability, contributing to its long-term goals of achieving net-zero emissions. The PPA encompasses rooftop installations and adds 12 MWp to Tata Motors’ existing 8.73 MWp capacity, bringing the total to 20.73 MWp across its Commercial Vehicle Business Unit (CVBU) in Pune. In the coming years, the company plans to further enhance the solar capacity of its Pune facility to meet the surging demand for renewable energy.
Vishal Badshah, Vice President of Commercial Vehicle Operations at Tata Motors Limited, emphasized the company’s dedication to sustainability, highlighting their strategy to boost renewable energy utilization for decarbonizing operations. As part of their commitment to becoming ‘Future Ready’ and as signatories of RE100, Tata Motors actively transitions to renewable energy sources, marking this partnership as a significant stride towards their sustainable goals.
Ashish Khanna, CEO of Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited, stressed the importance of this partnership in advancing shared sustainability goals. He underlined Tata Power Renewables’ dedication to supporting the energy transition of their consumers through clean energy solutions.
Notably, this isn’t the first collaboration between Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited and Tata Motors Limited. They previously joined forces to develop a substantial 16 MWp solar power project in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, which is poised to become the state’s largest capacity solar project. Tata Power, as India’s largest integrated power company, plays a pivotal role in the entire power value chain, encompassing both conventional and renewable energy, power services, and innovative customer solutions, including solar rooftop installations and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Tata Motors and Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited’s latest partnership is a significant stride towards green manufacturing, emphasizing their commitment to sustainability and environmental preservation. This venture not only propels Tata Motors closer to its net-zero emissions goal but also aligns with Tata Group’s larger mission of sustainable business practices.