Over 43 Per Cent of Electricity Needs Met Through Renewable Energy: Infosys

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India’s second-largest software services firm, Infosys, saw over 43% of its electricity requirements being met through renewable energy sources during 2017/18, a report today said. As per Infosys’ 11th Annual Sustainability Report, 43.7% of the company’s electricity requirements—equating to more than 100 million units—is sourced from renewable sources.

The Bengaluru-based company has an installed capacity of 46.1 MW of solar energy across the country, it added.

“During fiscal 2018, 109.7 million units of our overall energy requirement came from green power. Out of this, 22.8 million units of electricity was produced from solar photovoltaic (PV) in our campuses,” the report said.

The company said that it is in the process of adding another 12 MW offsite solar power plant in Karnataka and around 7 MW of on-site solar plants in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Chandigarh campuses. “In 2017/18, we have installed 1 MW capacity of rooftop solar in Pune, Chennai, and Hyderabad, and a 30-MW solar farm in Sira in Karnataka,” the report noted. “We are committed to a strategy to use renewable energy on our campuses. We are also a signatory to the global RE100 initiative. Our efforts included aggressive targets to reduce consumption and switch to renewable energy resources for our business operations,” the report said.

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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