Amp Energy India recently said it has partnered with Tata Hitachi, a construction machinery provider, to set up an onsite solar power unit at their facility in Kharagpur, West Bengal.
The Delhi-based renewable energy firm has an 5-megawatt (MW) operational solar project which supplies power to Tata Hitachi at their factory premises in Kharagpur from 2018.
According to the press release, this project is a repeat order from Tata Hitachi and with this Amp has expanded its capacity to 10.5 MW making it the largest behind-the-meter project in eastern India.
“The Power Purchase Agreement with Amp for procurement of solar power is for 25 years and will generate 7,150 MW of green energy in a year, equivalent to reducing 5,055 MT of carbon emissions annually,” the company added.
Tata Hitachi is a joint venture company between Tata Motors and Japan’s Hitachi Construction Machinery. It has two manufacturing facilities at Dharwad, Karnataka and Kharagpur, West Bengal.
“We are supplying solar power to them through open access in Karnataka and behind-the-meter in West Bengal. This partnership will ensure that the growth in the construction sector is on the back of solid ecosystem of solar power generation and demand in India,” said Pinaki Bhattacharyya, managing director anf chief executive officer, Amp Energy India.
The solar plant was commissioned on 11 November this year, Amp said in its press release.
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