Capgemini’s campuses in EPIP, Bengaluru and Gachibowli, Hyderabad are reportedly exporting surplus energy generated from their solar plants to the state electricity boards (SEBs) daily.
Looking into the pandemic the company employees are working from home so the power generated at these campuses is no exported through ‘Net Metering’ for public consumption.
As part of Capgemini’s goal to turn net zero by 2030 in India, Capgemini has undertaken an energy project to give back to society the surplus power generated, according to a statement.
1,46,590 Kwh of electricity has been exported by these two campuses to the state electricity grid which is enough to power 60 households for a full year.
By the end of 2020, Capgemini aims to export surplus solar energy that could power 100 households.
“At Capgemini, our commitment to reduce carbon footprint has always been a priority for all our initiatives. This new initiative of exporting self-generated renewable energy is in line with Capgemini’s goal to be net zero by 2030 and is a testimony to our belief that our climate change actions should also benefit the larger society. At Capgemini, environmental sustainability is an integral part of all our business activities and we are constantly striving to enhance our programs and create new benchmarks,” said Venkat Neelakantan, VP and Head – Corporate Real Estate Services, India and APAC, Capgemini