Tata Hitachi; a joint venture company between India’s Tata Motors and Hitachi Construction Machinery of Japan; partnered with Amp Energy to set up an onsite solar power unit at their facility in Kharagpur, West Bengal. The solar plant has been commissioned on 11th November, 2020. This project was a repeat order to Amp Energy India from Tata Hitachi. Amp has an operational 5 MW solar project supplying power to Tata Hitachi at their factory premises in Kharagpur since 2018.
With this project, Amp has expanded the capacity to 10.5MW making it the largest behind-the-meter project in Eastern India. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Amp for procurement of solar power is for 25 years and will generate 7,150 MWh of green energy
in a year, equivalent to reducing 5,055 MT of carbon emissions annually. The project execution was done following all compliances placed to manage the COVID-19 situation.
“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-themeter 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 solid ecosystem of solar power generation and demand in India,” said Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and CEO, Amp Energy India.