Hindustan Zinc receives ‘Project Development Innovation of the Year Award’


Udaipur: Hindustan Zinc received the Project Development Innovation of the Year Award at the 9th Annual Edition of RE-ASSETS INDIA 2019 Conference-Expo-Award for 22 MW Agucha Solar Project in a glittering function held in Delhi on 7th February 2019. The award was presented by Mr. Sohail Akhtar – Advisor of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Mr. O P Taneja – Associate Director of Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc the Award was received by Mr. Vishnu Khandelwal, Dy. Manager (Renewable Power Projects).

This project has been installed on the Waste Dump Yard at Agucha which cannot be used either for any plantation or for any major structure as its load bearing capacity and height of waste dump does not permit the same. Hindustan Zinc took this challenge as partner to M/s Mahindra Sustain and proposed an innovative design engineering to utilise the Waste Dump Yard area for the special cause to save environment by installing successfully a 22 MW massive power plant with zero emissions. This included various level of in-depth engineering expertise in the field of civil engineering which was coupled with solar technical expertise. This project activity will also help us to reduce the carbon emission reduction of 45,000 tCO2e per annum.

Now, this innovative idea can be used in all major mines and other industries for the utilization of the waste dump yard in the journey towards clean energy generation with sustainable development of India.