Cipla adds capacity of a captive renewable energy power plants in Maharashtra & Karnataka

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On January 21, Cipla started up a 30 MWp solar project in Tuljapur. Now, the company has added another 16 MWp of solar capacity to power its manufacturing facilities in Maharashtra with clean energy. Together with AMP Energy India, these projects are one of the largest solar open access projects in the state that was set up by a business. The project will help the company meet its green energy needs for its manufacturing units at Kurkumbh and Patalganga and its research and development center at Vikhroli in Maharashtra. Around 70% of the total energy used by these units will be replaced by green energy.

In Karnataka, a wind-solar hybrid captive power plant with a capacity of 9 MWp solar and 2.7 MVA of wind has been started up with the help of CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions. This project will help Karnataka’s factories switch 85 percent of their power needs to renewable sources.

In the last three years, Cipla has added 66 MWp of equivalent solar power capacity through projects like on-site solar rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects under the RESCO model and a captive solar/wind open access project in partnership with a leading IPP (Independent Power Producers).

“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,”

Ms. Geena Malhotra, President and Global Head Manufacturing Operations, Cipla, commented.

In FY22, the company got a total of 68,200 mWh of power from renewable sources for its operations in India. This saved 56,000 tonnes of CO2 and saved the company money.

The company’s Global ESG positioning, C.A.R.E. : Championing Climate Positivity, Accelerating Community Well-Being, Raising the Bar on Governance, and Improving Access and Affordability, is meant to create a road map for the future that is sustainable in every way. Cipla wants to be carbon and water neutral, send no waste to landfills, take care of antimicrobial resistance, and use green chemistry by 2025.


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