TKM Meets 87% Energy Needs of Bidadi Plant With Renewable Energy

Through renewable power sourcing during the first three quarters of FY 2018-19, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) contributes more than 51,000 tons of Co2 reduction.

TKM Renewable Energy

Guided by Toyota’s ‘Global Environmental Challenge’ 2050 in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, till January ‘19 [in FY 2018-19], TKM successfully sourced 87% of electricity from the renewable source of energy for its operations in Bidadi facility.

TKM has been able to prove its eco commitment with continuous improvements in remarkable green energy sourcing trends year-on-year. It’s focused on achieving harmony between its manufacturing activities and the environment based on the concept of ‘a plant that optimally utilises natural resources while operating in harmony with the natural environment, thus working towards one of the national issues of energy security.

Speaking on Toyota’s commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, Mr. Masakazu Yoshimura, Managing Director – Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Business can play a significant leadership role in accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon economy, we see renewable energy to be a key component of climate action efforts. As a responsible corporate citizen, we at Toyota strongly believe in the philosophy of “Respect for the Planet”. Reiterating our commitment to enable greener environment, TKM sources clean energy and adopts smart manufacturing systems towards Toyota’s ultimate global mission of ‘Zero Carbon Emission”.

“Our renewable energy strategies prioritize energy efficiency and policy advocacy, well aligned with Government’s initiatives. I am very proud to declare that during October 2018, we achieved 100% renewable power source for our energy requirements. Through such significant goals, TKM could effectively contribute towards emission reduction by over 51,000 tons of Co2 during the first three quarters of FY 2018-19,” he added.

TKM has gradually increased Green Energy Procurement and Investment in the renewable energy sector to meet its energy requirements. The company has installed in-house solar power plants at rooftops and ground in its facility at Bidadi, which has a combined capacity of 8.4 MW of electricity.

TKM Renewable Energy

In addition to these efforts, TKM has also devised strategies to reduce the Co2 emissions at its manufacturing facilities through energy “Consumption Reduction” and “Conversion Efficiency”. Under Conversion Efficiency enhancement approach, TKM aims to improve the operational efficiency by transforming energy from one form to another form through continuous improvements which have been contributing effectively towards maximisation of green energy adoption at TKM’s manufacturing plant.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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