Pune: Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile companies, announced today that its Pune plant has been awarded the prestigious ‘Renewable Energy Excellence End User’ Award 2018 at Renewable Energy India Awards 2018, Asia’s largest Renewable Energy Expo organized by UBM India.
The Tata Motors Pune Plant was adjudged under the ‘RE Excellence End User’ category, which recognized the company’s commitment to the ‘RE100 initiative’ and its work towards mitigation of climate change. Tata Motors’ Pune plant garners up to 51% of its annual power demand through the use of renewable energy including wind power and rooftop solar power.
Mr. Nitin Tilak, Head of TS, CVBU Pune and Mr. Vivek Joshi, Head of CMS, CVBU Pune presented the best practices adopted at the plant. Mr. Sudhir Bhale, Head, CPED Electrical collected the Award in a ceremony in September 2018 held at Greater Noida. The assessors congratulated the enthusiastic team of Pune plant employees and lauded their efforts to promote non-conventional sources of energy.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Satish Borwankar, COO & ED, Tata Motors said, “With rapidly evolving automobile landscape, it is vital to have a comprehensive approach for sustainable development of the entire ecosystem. Tata Motors has been paving the way for technology changes in the industry while at the same time striving hard to imbibe sustainable practices in every aspect of the business. We are pleased to have our work at the plant recognized and will continue to invest in building a sustainable future for our employees and our communities.”
The REI awards showcase the best practices adopted by the thought leaders in various categories of participants who propagate the idea of excellence & innovation in the field of Renewable Energy. This year about 50 Indian companies had participated in REI Awards 2018 in 17 different categories of excellence. The eminent jury included representatives from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), Central Electricity Authority (CEA), ONGC Energy Centre, Indo German Energy Forum (IGEF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).