Amp Energy India Commissions 13.5 MW Open Access Solar Project for Orient Cement

Renewable energy IPP Amp Energy India has recently commissioned a 13.5 MW solar power project for a leading cement manufacturer Orient Cement.

Latest Solar Power News IPP Amp Energy India has recently commissioned a 13.5 MW solar power project for a leading cement manufacturer Orient Cement.

The 13.5 MW project will supply solar power to Orient Cement’s manufacturing facility in Maharashtra from Amp’s open access facility in Gourgaon village, district Osmanabad in the state.

In this regard, Orient Cement has signed 25-years Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Amp Energy India for procurement of Solar PV.

With this project, the cement manufacturer is expected to benefit from a reduction in the overall energy costs as well as mitigation of their carbon footprint.

Through this partnership, the company would meet 50 per cent of its annual energy needs and significantly reduce its energy bills. It would also help the company reduce about 15,595 Metric tons of CO2 per annum.

Commenting on the development, Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and CEO of Amp Energy India, said, “Infrastructure sector in India is the backbone on which the economy grows. In this sector, cement companies like Orient Cement have been at the forefront establishing best practices in manufacturing and conserving the environment. This partnership will provide the right impetus for other cement companies to transition towards 100% renewable energy for reducing their energy costs and meeting their sustainability targets. We would like to extend our gratitude to the team at Orient Cement for cooperating with us especially in these tough times and help us deliver the project within the timelines.”

“Switching to solar and other renewable sources of energy for our manufacturing plants was planned to ensure we progressively reduce our carbon footprint in line with our sustainability goals. Renewable power, Energetica India Magazine, of which solar remains a key pillar will continue to grow within our energy mix as we expand capacity in the years ahead. We are happy to collaborate with Amp on this project and look forward to a continued association” said Soumitro Bhattacharyya of Orient Cement.

Meanwhile, the company with its diversified portfolio of projects has already developed large open access projects including some landmark projects such as the Largest Solar Open Access Project in Maharashtra (30MW), the First captive solar open access project in Uttar Pradesh (42MW) and its 3rd Open Access project in Karnataka (30 MW).

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