NSE harnesses wind energy for its captive power usage

National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) announced it has completed 6.25 MW wind power project and becomes India’s first stock exchange to harness wind energy for its captive power usage. Suzlon Group was the technical partner for supply and commissioning of the project. “65 per cent of the energy consumption of NSE office located at Exchange Plaza building, Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) Mumbai will be met by this wind project. The project, comprising of 5 units of Suzlon’s robust S66, 1250 kW WTGs, will help in reducing around 12,730 tonnes CO2 emissions annually. The wind energy project is located at Satara, Maharashtra,” an official statement said. Speaking on the occasion, Mahesh Haldipur, NSE spokesperson said, “The investment in wind power project is part of our long term focus on sustainable development. We are committed to conduct business in a way that protects the environment by using green technology. Harnessing wind energy for our operations is a step in that direction. This is in addition to the various power saving and energy efficient measures being undertaken at the premises.”  Ishwar Mangal, Chief Sales Officer, Suzlon Group said, “The increased focus and investment in wind energy is a testament of efforts by corporates in India towards mitigating climate change and energy security. NSE’s thrust on sustainable development and investments in wind energy will also encourage other corporates to harness wind energy for meeting their energy requirements and to hedge power cost for next 25 years thereby contribute towards a greener tomorrow. Suzlon’s ‘concept to commissioning’ approach offers convenience to customers for setting up wind project for captive use.”

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