UltraTech is committed to increase the share of green energy in its electricity mix to 34% by 2024 and eventually transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050. As a significant milestone, two cement grinding units - Arakkonam Cement Works and Ginigera Cement Works - have transitioned completely to 100% renewable energy from solar and wind.
In the process, Arakkonam Cement Works and Ginigera Cement Works achieved a carbon emission savings of 16,500 tonnes (over 6 months operation) and 23,000 tonnes (over 2 months operation) respectively through 100% green energy usage.
|Plant Name, State||Arrakonam Cement Works, Tamil Nadu||Ginigera Cement Works, Karnataka|
|Plant Type||Grinding Unit||Grinding Unit|
|Duration||100% RE for 6 months in FY 2020-21||100% RE for 6 months in FY 2020-21|
|Source of Energy||Wind Energy||Wind and Solar Energy|
In addition to procuring RE, UltraTech limited has finetuned its manufacturing processes to optimise consumption along the following energy centres: