11.02.2022

Dalmia Cement Bharat Solidifies Renewable Energy Commitment with Solar Power Plant Expansion

Bhubaneshwar, February 1, 2022: As part of its long term commitment towards renewable energy transition, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited, adds its ground-mounted solar power plant capacity to 17.1MW (from 2.4MW in 2014), in Cuttack (Odisha). Spread over 49 acres, the solar power plant is set to generate 25.52 MU/PA, to be utilized for the energy requirements of its Kapilas Cement Manufacturing Works (KCMW), Odisha.

Furthering Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited’s sustainability goal of becoming carbon negative by 2040, this initiative will enhance the plant’s energy efficiencies. The 17.1 MW plant aims to reduce KCMW Cuttack plant’s day-time power requirement dependency on fossil fuels by over 40 percent and replace it with a clean, emissions-free, and renewable energy source.

The project was executed in a record time of two and a half months and will reduce conventional power consumption by 27 percent. Power consumption from the solar plant will ensure seamless production at the KCW, Cuttack plant, especially during emergencies such as preventive maintenance or breakdowns.

With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 35.9 MnT, Dalmia Cement is the fourth-largest cement manufacturing group in India by installed capacity. Spread across 10 states and 14 manufacturing units, the Company is the country’s largest producer of Portland Slag Cement (PSC).

Region: India
Source: Dalmia Bharat
Tags: production
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