Dalmia Cement Plans To Use Wind Power For Its Tamil Nadu Plants

Dalmia Cement Plans To Use Wind Power For Its Tamil Nadu Plants Dalmia Cement Plans To Use Wind Power For Its Tamil Nadu Plants

Indian cement manufacturer Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited has now planned to rope in wind power to cater to its power needs. In order to boost the use of renewable energy for its power needs, it has also issued a bid seeking developers. 

The company, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited, plans to use this renewable power for the electricity needs of its three different locations in Tamil Nadu. As per the Expression of Interest notice issued by the company, the cement maker wants around 52.5 MW (1,520 lack units of power) for its captive needs. 

“Interested developers with a proven track record, particularly in group captive projects, are invited to submit their EOIs. Interested developers should include their company profile, experience in group captive projects, technical and financial capability and proposed project plan in their EOIs,” the notice by the cement maker read.

Dalmia Cement is India’s fourth-largest cement manufacturer by installed capacity. The cement industry globally and in the country is considered one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters and a hard-to-abate sector. As per an estimate from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India’s top five cement companies– Ultratech Cement, ACC, Ambuja Cement, Shree Cement and Dalmia Cement together contributed around 51% of the carbon dioxide emissions from the sector in India during 2019-20. 

Meanwhile, Dalmia Cement said that the firm, established in 1939, prides itself on having one of the lowest carbon footprints globally in the cement world. “It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 and EV100 (first triple joiner). With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 44.6 MnT, Dalmia Cement is the fourth largest cement manufacturing group in India by installed capacity,” the tender read. The company has asked the developers to submit their bids by December 6. 

The development comes at a time when several Indian companies are committing to net-zero targets and increasing the usage of renewable energy for their captive needs. Roping in renewable energy not only helps the companies to go green but also aids in reducing their power bills under the net-metering, gross metering or virtual metering arrangements.

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