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RB signs PPA in India for 100 pct renewable electricity plant in Mysore

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2018 18:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 23 (ANI): RB, (erstwhile Reckitt Benckiser), world's leading consumer health and hygiene company on Friday announced the commission of its first solar powered factory in India, in the city of Mysore as part of Project Greenathon.

The factory running on "GREEN POWER" forms an extension to RB's continuous efforts to reach its worldwide sustainability targets.

The company here today announced that the factory met 75 percent of the energy needs with solar energy and aims to be the first factory running on 100 percent green power in India, within couple of years.

This marks RB's first power purchase agreement (PPA) in India which forms a landmark in its sustainability journey. This initiative will enable reductions in carbon emissions by 80 percent for the Mysore site over the next 10 years.

RB India's sustainable journey started in early 2016 with searching for the right renewable energy partner to accomplish the project. Keeping in mind the scalability, low risk profile, technology and government supporting framework, solar was found to be a suitable renewable energy option.

Once this choice was made, an intensive study of the technology, policies, market research, capable suppliers was made and a frame work for the project implementation strategy was devised and effectively implemented. This led to a 10-year, 2.4MW, power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with Amplus Energy solutions. Amplus has developed 42 MW solar park, called as Nayaka in Chitradurga, Karnataka that supplies energy to the Mysore plant.

"We endeavor to use 100 percent renewable electricity for the plant soon. We also thank government and other stakeholders for their support in achieving this milestone. In future we aim to replicate this successful module at our facility in Hosur," said Procurement Director, RB spokesperson, Radha Mohan Gupta. (ANI)