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Renault Nissan Automotive Taps 85 Percent Of Renewable Energy At TN Plant

By PTI February 23, 2024

In its bid to become carbon neutral, the company has rolled out a three-pillared approach, which includes increasing the share of green energy, aggressively improving efficiencies in energy usage and continuous adoption of energy-efficient technology at the facility

Renault Nissan Automotive Taps 85 Percent Of Renewable Energy At TN Plant
The company at its factory premises has a solar energy plant with a capacity to produce 2.2 MW, which can be further scaled up to 14 MW over the next few years. DepositPhotos
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Automobile manufacturer Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. has tapped 85 percent of renewable energy for its operations at the factory near Chennai between July and December 2023, the company said.

The company is a joint venture between France-based Renault and Japan-headquartered Nissan and has a manufacturing facility at Oragadam near here. It has planned to achieve carbon- neutrality by 2045. In September 2023, the company managed to utilise one hundred percent of renewable energy for its operations, a company statement here said.

Renault-Nissan Automotive India Pvt. Ltd., for its target to become carbon neutral, has rolled out a three-pillared approach, which includes increasing the share of green energy, aggressively improving efficiencies in energy usage, and continuous adoption of energy-efficient technology at the facility.

The company at its factory premises has a solar energy plant with a capacity to produce 2.2 MW, which can be further scaled up to 14 MW over the next few years.

Wind power is sourced from wind farms in Tirunelveli and Coimbatore.

According to company MD Keerthi Prakash, "RNAIPL is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations, and last year, we announced our comprehensive plan for achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2045 and becoming water-positive by 2030. Our latest green energy milestone, with 85 percent green energy in the second half of 2023, demonstrates our unwavering dedication to sustainability."

"We are committed to further enhancing our environmental stewardship and contributing to a more sustainable future," Prakash added. 

The company in the statement claimed to have cut down over 30,000 tonne of carbon dioxide emissions between the July and December 2023 periods.

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