Ambuja Cements To Power 60% Of Production With Green Power, Invests ₹6,000 Cr In 1,000 MW Renewable Energy

Ambuja Cements To Power 60% Of Production With Green Power, Invests ₹6,000 Cr In 1,000 MW Renewable Energy

The lineup includes a 600 MW Solar Power project and 150 MW Wind Power project in Gujarat and a 250 MW Solar Power project in Rajasthan. This will be achieved by FY 2026 (200 MW by March’24) in addition to the existing 84 MW of Solar & Wind Power.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, December 18, 2023, 10:57 AM IST
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Ambuja Cements To Power 60% Of Production With Green Power, Invests ₹6,000 Cr In 1,000 MW Renewable Energy | Image: Ambuja Cement (Representative)

Ambuja Cements Limited, a part of the diversified Adani Group focusing on cement and building materials, on Monday announced the investment of Rs 6,000 crores in renewable power initiatives. The company aims to develop projects with a capacity of 1,000 MW in this sector, as per its announcement made through an exchange filing.

This transformative investment encompasses a diverse portfolio of solar and wind power projects strategically positioned across Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The lineup includes a 600 MW Solar Power project and 150 MW Wind Power project in Gujarat and a 250 MW Solar Power project in Rajasthan. This will be achieved by FY 2026 (200 MW by March’24) in addition to the existing 84 MW of Solar & Wind Power.

Ambuja's Green Power Investment: Cutting Costs, Boosting Green Cement Supply

The investment not only demonstrates our commitment to environmental sustainability but also promises compelling economic advantages to Ambuja’s planned larger capacity of 140 MPTA. With lower cost of generation from green power, the power cost will come down from Rs.6.46 per kWh to Rs.5.16 per kWh. A reduction of Rs. 1.30 per kWh (20%), which translates into Rs. 90 PMT of cement for targeted capacity of 140 MTPA by FY 2028, accelerating the Company’s ESG targets. Additionally, green power will assist in enabling an increased supply of green cement, making it possible for the user industry (infrastructure and housing) to go green.

Ambuja Cements is also enhancing its Waste Heat Recovery Systems (WHRS) capacity from the current 103 MW to 397 MW over the period of 5 years (134 MW by March’24), which will further reduce the power cost. These initiatives are pivotal part of a broader vision which will help Ambuja achieve the leading share of Green Power amongst its peers, reaching 60 percent for the planned capacity of 140 MTPA from the current 19 percent, said via the regulatory filing.

"This strategic investment reaffirms our steadfast commitment to sustainable practices. We are not just aiming for a substantial increase in green power capacity but setting the stage for a transformative shift in the cement industry. They align not only with our growth trajectory but also with the national objective of de-carbonization and greener future and this helps us become competitive and sustainable. The adjacencies within the Group will further catalyze benefit realization. With all requisite approvals in place, we are on an accelerated path to not just meet but exceed our committed ESG targets well before our initial timelines," said Ajay Kapur, CEO, Cement Business.

Ambuja Cements Limited shares

The shares of Ambuja Cement on Monday at 10:47 am IST were at Rs 530.55, up by 1.56 percent.

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