IT fi rm Infosys announced the launch of its solar PV power plant of 6.6 MW capacity at its Pocharam
campus in Telangana. With this launch, combined with the existing 0.6 MW capacity roof top solar plant,
the Infosys campus in Pocharam will be one of the fi rst corporate campuses in India that will be
run completely by renewable energy.
The plant, with a total capacity of 7.2 MW, has been successfully synchronized with the grid and is expected to generate 12 million kWh per annum. This initiative is expected to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 9,200 tons. Currently, the company has installed 12 MW solar power plants (onsite) across its campuses and another 3 MW is expected to be completed within the next two months. This year Infosys became the first Indian company to join the global RE100 campaign. At the end of fiscal 2015, the company reduced its per capita consumption of electricity by 46% and about 30% of its energy requirements are now being met through renewable sources.
The company has 14 LEED Platinum rated buildings and four buildings with the Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) 5 star rating, making it a total of about 5.3 million sq.ft of buildings having the highest level of green certification. The Infosys IT SEZ at Pocharam is a 450-acre campus. The campus has been recognized globally as one of the greenest campuses with world-class innovation in sustainability.