Infosys to Meet 100% Power from Renewable Energy Sources

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Infosys announces to rollout a 6.6 MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power on its existing Pocharam premises in the state Telangana.

The new launch will integrate with the existing 0.6 MW housetop solar plant which is claimed to become the first corporate campus in India running on 100% renewable energy.

The plant, with an aggregate limit of 7.2 MW, has been effectively synchronized with the framework and is relied upon to create 12 million kWh per annum. This activity is required to diminish the organization’s CO2 emanations by 9,200 tons.

Currently, the company has installed 12 MW solar power plants (onsite) across its campuses and another 3 MW is expected to be completed within the next two months.

Sharing insights on the latest development, Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys said, “Our Company’s commitment to our broader purpose and to our communities has always brought us great pride. The Infosys founders set this standard from the beginning, and we see this in the contributions of our employees to their communities and in times of crisis, such as the recent Chennai floods; we see this in the work of the Infosys Foundations; and we see this perhaps most clearly in our work in our facilities. Our team, led by Ramadas Kamath, continues to set new standards in our commitments to reduce electricity consumption. Our beautiful Hyderabad campus is another great example of this commitment.”

Some of the achievements made by the company on this front as are follows:

  • This year Infosys became the first Indian company to join the global RE100 campaign
  • At the end of fiscal 2015, the company reduced its per capita consumption of electricity by 46%
  • About 30% of its energy requirements are now being met through renewable sources
  • The company has 14 LEED Platinum rated buildings and four buildings with the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment ( GRIHA) 5 star rating, making it a total of about 5.3 million sq.ft of buildings having the highest level of green certification

Speaking on Infosys commitment to renewable energy, Ramadas Kamath, Executive Vice President and Head – Infrastructure, Facilities, Administration, Security and Sustainability, Infosys, said, “Companies have a responsibility to the communities in which they are present and sustainable development and climate change are issues that businesses need to get actively involved in. We hope other companies will emulate us, aligning to the goals committed by India at COP21, Paris, with an overall objective of creating a sustainable future.”

The Phase-1 of this campus has a built-up area of 30 lakh sq. ft. with 16,000 seats accumulating software development blocks, residential training facilities, food courts, recreational facilities, multi-level car park, water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant, and utility blocks.

The construction of Phase-2 of the campus is underway and it has a planned capacity of 25,000 employees. An area has been reserved to construct Phase-3.

Further info: www.infosys.com

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