Amp Energy India has expanded the onsite solar power capacity for construction machinery provider Tata Hitachi’s Kharagpur facility in West Bengal.
The developer already has a 5MW solar project supplying power to Tata Hitachi at the Kharagpur facility since 2018.
The latest addition under a repeat order from Tata Hitachi has expanded the Kharagpur plant capacity to 10.5 MW, making it the largest behind-the-meter RE project in Eastern India.
Tata Hitachi has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amp for 25 years. The plant will generate 7,150 MWh of solar power in a year, equivalent to reducing 5,055 MT of carbon emissions annually.
Tata Hitachi is a joint venture company between India’s Tata Motors and Hitachi Construction Machinery of Japan.
Pinaki Bhattacharyya, managing director and chief executive officer, Amp Energy India, said, “Tata Hitachi is the best demonstration project of Amp’s programmatic approach of building sustainable partnerships through project types and geographies. We are supplying solar power to them through open access in Karnataka and behind-the-meter in West Bengal.
“This repeat order from them is a testimonial to our service quality and deliverability. This partnership will ensure that the growth in the construction sector is on the back of a solid ecosystem of solar power generation and demand in India.”
Amp Energy India is a triple-play renewable developer (utility, distributed generation and open access) with a 1 GW+ portfolio and presence across 15 states. It is the India arm of the Canada-headquartered Amp Energy group, which has a 1.8 GW portfolio and a firm 3 GW pipeline of renewable generation assets and 2.2 GWhr of energy storage assets.
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