Mumbai: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. (HCCBPL) today announced the dedication of a 100 Kilowatts (KW) rooftop solar power plant at its Wada bottling plant in the Palghar district of Maharashtra. The Solar power facility was inaugurated by Shri Vishnuji Savara, Minister of Tribal Development & Guardian Minister for Palghar District, Government of Maharashtra in the presence of Mr. Durgesh Telang, Zonal Vice President, HCCBPL and other senior dignitaries from the government and the company.
This initiative is in line with company’s sustainability agenda wherein it seeks to contribute towards social, economic and environmental progress by fostering the efficient use of natural resources. The solar power facility at the Wada plant is a pilot project having a capacity to generate 100 KW.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest – Shri. Vishnuji Savara, Minister of Tribal Development and Guardian Minister of Palghar district, Government of Maharashtra, appreciated the initiative taken by the company. He further added that solar energy is a non-polluting source of power that not only provides energy independence to domestic and commercial consumers but will also ease out the problems of the burgeoning energy demand supply gap.
Explaining the pilot project implementation at Wada plant, Mr. Durgesh Telang, Zonal Vice President, HCCBPL, said, “We are extremely pleased to make our first solar installation in Maharashtra through this pilot project. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages initiative to install rooftop solar power panels at its production facility is a sustainable step towards efficient and eco-friendly production”.
The Wada solar plant is an off grid plant which is independent of the state electricity board grid and 100% of the power produced is being used for internal operations at the plant. Under the project which began in June 2014, have been installed on the rooftop of the main plant building, which has maximum solar radiation and is expected to generate around 1.4 lacs of units of electricity.
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