To promote clean mobility, Tata Power plans to install 1,000 charging points across Odisha in the next five years.
Tata Power aims to help transform Odisha into a clean energy hub through its clean and green energy solutions and offerings. The company has already marked its presence across the entire clean energy value chain in the state comprising EV charging points, solar rooftop, solar pumps, floating solar, pumped hydro, and microgrids.
To promote clean mobility, Tata Power plans to install 1,000 charging points across the state in the next five years. It has already set up 50 EV charging points while 97 additional charging points are under various stages of installation and commissioning. The company is presently facilitating the EV charging ecosystem through various initiatives like chargers at NH 16 which is an essential part of the golden quadrilateral, key tourist corridors and interstate highways connecting Odisha. Tata Power is also working with the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) in deploying charging infra at multilevel car parking lots and public utilities like hospitals, universities, malls, and at important city hubs.
Likewise, Tata Power is working towards the solarization of the agriculture sector in association with the state government. It has already installed over 700 solar pumps in addition to 1,200 dual pump for community drinking application across the state. It has planned to install 100,000 solar pumps over the next five years.
“Tata Power is committed to ensuring Udyog Ru Pragati by offering high-quality and affordable power supply to enable a conducive environment for industrial development. Our clean and green energy products and solutions in e-mobility, decentralized generation, agriculture, and demand side management will further ensure an all-round sustainable development of the State,” said Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power.
Tata Power is working on the electrification of remote villages, with the support of Energy Department and OERC, by setting up microgrids. A technical feasibility study has been carried out in several villages in the Mayurbhanj District to set up Microgrids for the transformation of the rural/ tribal economy.
To ensure sustainable energy consumption, Tata Power Discoms are also offering smart IoT-based solutions for its residential, commercial and industrial customers. This offering aids in load balancing in the case of rooftop solar installation. Further, the company also offers digital motion sensors and sensor-based LED lighting, which help save about 80 % power for industrial consumers’ factories, warehouses, cold storages etc.
Tata Power is also creating job opportunities for local youth in the operations, maintenance, and metering work of the Discoms. Since the takeover of the erstwhile Discoms in the state, around 2,000 job opportunities have been provided over and above existing 11,000 employees working with the 4 Odisha Discoms. Through new investments and clean and green energy solutions and product offerings, this number may touch 5,000 in the next five years.