Amp Energy Broadens Tata Hitachi's Solar Plant, Largest Dispersed RE Project in East India

Dec 18, 2020 12:38 PM ET
  • Amp Energy has broadened Tata Hitachi's solar plant to 10.5 MW making it the largest BTM (distributed RE) project in Eastern India.

Tata Hitachi, a leading building and construction equipment provider in India has partnered with Amp Energy to establish an onsite solar power device at their center in Kharagpur, West Bengal. This project is a repeat order to Amp Energy from Tata Hitachi, which currently has a functional 5 MW solar project providing power to Tata Hitachi at their manufacturing facility premises in Kharagpur since 2018. With this project, Amp has actually expanded the capacity to 10.5 MW making it the biggest behind-the-meter (distributed RE) project in Eastern India.

The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Amp for purchase of solar energy is for 25 years and will produce 7,150 MWh of eco-friendly energy in a year, equal to decreasing 5,055 MT of carbon discharges yearly.

The solar plant was appointed on November 11, 2020, and also the project implementation was taken care of by complying with all compliances placed to handle the COVID-19 situation in India.

"Tata Hitachi is the best presentation project of Amp's Programmatic Approach of constructing sustainable collaborations with project kinds and locations. We are providing solar power to them through open gain access to in Karnataka and also behind-the-meter in West Bengal. This repeat order from them is an endorsement to our service quality and also deliverability. This partnership will ensure that the development in the building field is on the back of a solid ecological community of solar energy generation and also demand in India," claimed Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and also CEO, Amp Energy India.

Tata Hitachi is a joint venture business between India's Tata Motors and also Hitachi Construction Machinery of Japan. Its item line-up consists of a large range of excavators, Rigid dump vehicles, Wheel Loaders and Backhoe Loaders. It has two making facilities at Dharwad-- Karnataka as well as Kharagpur-- West Bengal.

In September 2019, we had reported that after beginning building and construction on Uttar Pradesh's (UP's) 120 MW open accessibility solar energy project, AMP Energy India was deliberating kick-starting building and construction on another 120 MWp open access solar project in the state of Haryana.

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