Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India inaugurates Amp Energy India’s 2.4MW solar plant for Pondicherry University

Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India inaugurates Amp Energy India’s 2.4MW solar plant for Pondicherry University

One of the largest solar power plant for a Central University in India

Instrumental in reducing carbon emissions of approx., 2,900 tons every year

New Delhi, 15th September 2021:Amp Energy India has commissioned a 2.4 MW solar power plant at one of India’s leading public university, Pondicherry University.

The plant was inaugurated by Vice-President of India Shri M Venkaiah Naidu on 13thSeptember, 2021 in the presence of the Dr TamilisaiSoundararajan, Hon’ble Lt Governor of Puducherry & Chief Rector of Pondicherry University, Shri N Rangasamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Puducherry and Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University.

The 2.4 MW solar project is one of the largest solar power plant for a Central University in India and is spread over 15 buildings, 2 car parks and 2 land parcels in the university campus. The plant is instrumental is supplying solar energy to meet about 40% requirement of the university’s energy needs.

By adopting solar power, Pondicherry University will benefit from reduced energy costs and will contribute to reducing emissions of approx. 2,900 tons of CO2 every year.

This project has been developed under the 97.5MW rooftop scheme by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Pondicherry University and Amp Energy India have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)under this scheme for procurement of solar power is for 25 years.

This project is one of the many solar projects developed by Amp Energy India for educational institutions in India. Amp India has commissioned solar projects for School of Planning and Architecture, National Law University, Bhopal and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior among others.

“Amp’s solar project for PondicherryUniversity is one of the leading projects for a central university in India. We believe public universities can play a key role in providing a critical voice by adopting renewableenergyto reduce carbon emissions which is a step in the right direction. We would like to thank MNRE, SECI for creating such opportunities and Pondicherry University for their progressive outlook towards renewable energy adoption ,” Mr. Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and CEO, Amp Energy India said.

Amp Energy India with its diversified portfolio of projects has developed large rooftop projects including some landmark solar rooftop projects for L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd (7.8MW), Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery (10.5MW) and the largest solar rooftop for an industrial customer for Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (18.5MW).

About Amp Energy India

Amp Energy India is India’s first truly balanced Renewable Energy IPP with a total portfolio of about 1.5GW+ spread across 15 statesin the country. Amp India has a balanced portfolio of C&I and utility customers which allows it to provide clean and green energy solutions to 45+ marquee customers across 10 diverse sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, Automobiles, Cement, Steel, Heavy Engineering, Infrastructure, FMCG, Educational Institutions, IT &Datacenters, Utilities and Government bodies.

Amp Energy India acts as a One Stop Shop for Energy providing renewable energy solutions to customers across technologies such as Solar, Wind, Hybrids, Storage and Energy Management and has the ability tomeet short-term, medium-term and long-term requirements of its customers.

Amp Energy India is also associated with the Amp Energy Group headquartered in Toronto, Canada. With about $2 Billion total Capex financed globally, Amp Energy is a global energy transition platform backed by leading investors such as the Carlyle Group with a focus on the key renewable markets such as US, Canada, India, Japan, Spain and Australia globally.

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