Marking a significant milestone in its emissions reduction journey, PSA Mumbai is now India’s first 100% renewable energy-powered container terminal following the commission of its 7.8MW solar farm with O2 Power. The solar farm, which will be expanded to 10MW by June 2024, will provide over 75% of PSA Mumbai’s electricity requirements (based on 2023 consumption rates) with the remaining renewable power sourced from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and other providers. The terminal’s CO2 equivalent emissions will be reduced by a projected 16,000 tonnes annually and more than 350,000 tonnes over its lifetime.
O2 Power, a renewable energy platform in India owned by EQT Infrastructure and Temasek, has developed and will manage the solar farm in Beed, Maharashtra with an expansion facility in Motala, Maharashtra. The plants are connected to PSA Mumbai via existing MSEDCL infrastructure.
CEO of PSA Mumbai Andy Lane said: “We are delighted to commission our solar farm, and with the switch to 100% renewable power, achieve a significant reduction in our emissions. Supply chain users want greener and more sustainable transportation solutions to achieve emissions reduction targets: The successful completion of this initiative and projects such as the soon-to-be-delivered e-trucks underscores our commitment to meeting those requirements. We are very grateful for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority’s (JNPA) support during this process and are pleased to play our part towards JNPA’s target of 60% usage of renewable power under Maritime India Vision 2030. With the solar farm’s expansion, we are also pleased to be growing our partnership with O2 Power.”
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