23 August, 2022
Reaffirming Tata Group’s commitment towards sustainable manufacturing, Tata Motors, India’s leading automaker, and Tata Power have signed off a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to develop a 7.25 MWp Onsite Solar project at Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur commercial vehicle manufacturing facility. The project will be a significant move to increase the renewable energy portfolio at its manufacturing facility.
With this project, the onsite solar plant capacity of Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur facility will reach 14 MWp, which will generate 442 million units of green electricity; having the potential to reduce carbon emission by 3.5 lakh tonnes. This is equivalent to planting 5.6 lakh trees.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Vishal Badshah, Plant Head, Jamshedpur, Tata Motors said, “It has been our continuous endeavour to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to achieve Net Zero Emission goal. With this agreement, we are reaffirming our commitment to sustainability by increasing the share of renewable energy in our operations. We firmly believe that this will strengthen our journey towards a cleaner and greener future.”
Also commenting on the occasion, Mr. Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Chief, New Business Services, Tata Power said, “Tata Motors and Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited’s joint green initiative for solarisation of Tata Motors’ Jamshedpur Plant is a big step towards achieving RE100 goals.”
Tata Motors, as a signatory to the RE100, is committed to using 100 percent renewable energy in its operations and has taken many steps toward this objective by gradually increasing the proportion of renewable energy used in its operations. The company also plans to obtain renewable energy with greater rigour to reach its goal of procuring 100% renewable energy by 2030.
About Tata Motors
Part of the USD 128 billion Tata group, Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM; BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 37 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses, offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top three in the passenger vehicles market.
Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, UK, US, Italy and South Korea. With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. The company is pioneering India’s Electric Vehicle (EV) transition and driving the shift towards sustainable mobility solutions by preparing a tailor-made product strategy, leveraging the synergy between the Group companies and playing an active role liasoning with the Government in developing the policy framework.
With operations in India, the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia, Tata Motors’ vehicles are marketed in Africa, Middle East, South & South East Asia, Australia, South America, Russia and other CIS countries. As of March 31, 2022, Tata Motors’ operations include 86 consolidated subsidiaries, two joint operations, four joint ventures and 10 equity-accounted associates, including their subsidiaries, in respect of which the company exercises significant influence.
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