Bharathi Cement has recently commissioned a 10 MW ground-mounted solar power plant at its manufacturing facility in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh.
The plant has been established as part of the cement company’s long-term plan to transition to Renewable Energy sources.
The plant was constructed by Hyderabad-based Fourth Partner Energy in just 60 days and is expected to reduce Bharathi Cement's overall energy costs and reliance on Thermal power.
The 10MW plant is spread across 41 acres at Bharathi Cement's 5 million tpy manufacturing unit in Kadapa. Vicat Group holds a 51% stake in Bharathi Cement and operates the facility.
Guy Sidos, Chairman of Vicat Group, was quoted as saying: “This investment into the solar plant here reiterates our global commitment towards Renewable energy and Sustainable development. We are present in 12 countries and have already initiated the switch to Solar Power across India and Senegal. This is one more contribution towards our Sustainability story.”
Anoop Kumar Saxena, CEO, Vicat India & Bharathi Cement stated that: “With this solar plant, we have reduced our dependency on Thermal power and have entirely fulfilled our internal Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation. This is in-line with the objective of the International Solar Alliance, initiated by India and France in 2015.”
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