Tata Power’s Kalinganagar plant Aspires Carbon Neutrality in FY 18


Kalinganagar: Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power Company, has always been at the forefront in adopting sustainable practices in its business. In line with this philosophy, Tata Power’s Industrial Energy Limited (IEL)-Kalinganagar Plant, Orissa has taken a target to offset carbon generation of FY 17 with an average of 40 tonnes (approximately) of CO2 per month by distributing LEDs in nearby villages under its CR program. This target is in line with Tata Power’s commitment of care for environment.

Tata Power as part of its sustainable practices monitored and analysed the carbon footprint at the Kalinganagar plant. The initiative calculated carbon emissions by company vehicles, hired vehicles, electricity consumed in office building/bachelor accommodation and guest houses, outstation travel by individuals for official purposes and LPG consumed in canteen services. To compensate for the carbon footprint, the company has decided to distribute 2000 LED bulbs in the nearby communities in current Financial Year to offset the carbon emitted in FY 17.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Vijayant Ranjan, CEO-IEL and Chief Kalinganagar station, said, “Tata Power has always been sensitive to the environment it operates in. We believe in Sustainability being a lifestyle that each individual must adopt and are delighted to achieve the target of being carbon neutral in and around the power plant. While Economic Sustainability is a key factor for any business, overall sustainability that includes care for the environment, society, customers and its employees will define growth in the long run. Tata Power will continue to work towards resource conservation, energy efficiency, environment protection and enrichment &
development of local communities, in and around our areas of operations. I would like to thank each and every one for their efforts towards a sustainable society.”

A carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly to support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide
(CO2 ).