Web Exclusive | January 2018
Coca Cola to run factories on solar power in AP, Telangana
Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) Pvt Ltd has said it will be using solar power as the primary source of energy for manufacturing operations at all its factories in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. HCCB has signed agreements with Vibrant Energy to procure 2.7 crore units of solar power for the three factories. HCCB will procure 1.2 crore units from Vibrant Energy for its factory in Ameenpur (Telangana) and 1.5 crore units for its factories in Vijaywada and Srikalahasti (AP). Starting immediately, 75% of the power requirements of HCCB's factory at Ameenpur will be met by solar energy. Likewise, 50% of HCCB's power requirements for its factories in Vijayawada and Srikalahasti, will be met through solar energy, the company said. Prior to these agreements, HCCB ran a pilot project for usage of solar power for its factory operations by procuring 45 lakh units of solar power from Solar PPA and will continue with its agreements with Solar PPA.