In line with Coca-Cola’s commitment towards environmental stewardship, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, the largest bottling partner of the Coca-Cola Company in India, has inaugurated a 100 Kilowatts (KW) rooftop solar power plant at the company’s Wada bottling facility in the Palghar district of Maharashtra.
This initiative is in line with company's sustainability agenda wherein it seeks to contribute towards social, economic and environmental progress by fostering the efficient use of natural resources. The solar power facility, which was inaugurated on October 16, 2015, at the Wada plant is a pilot project having a capacity to generate 100 KW.
Explaining the importance of the project at Wada plant, Durgesh Telang, zonal vice president, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, said, “We are extremely pleased to make our first solar installation in Maharashtra through this pilot project. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages initiative to install rooftop solar power panels at its production facility is a sustainable step towards efficient and eco-friendly production.”
The Wada solar plant is an off grid plant which is independent of the state electricity board grid and 100% of the power produced is being used for internal operations at the plant. The project, which began in June 2014, has been installed on the rooftop of the main plant building, which has maximum solar radiation and is expected to generate around 1.4 lakh of units of electricity.