‘I Can’ – Tata Power’s Climate Change Initiative
National, July 31, 2019: Climate Change is real. Rise in the global temperature is leading to disastrous consequences, endangering survival of the Earth’s flora and fauna, including mankind. Human induced climate change is playing a major role in dwindling the habitat of animals, driving the human-wildlife conflict and will become more evident in the years to come.
The worst climate change impacts include the melting of the ice mass at the poles, which in turn causes rising sea level, producing flooding and threatening coastal environments through which small island states risk disappearing entirely. It also leads to more violent weather phenomena, drought, fires, death of animal and plant species, flooding from rivers and lakes, the creation of climate refugees and destruction of the food chain and economic resources, especially in developing countries like ours.
India is on its way to encourage constructive talks about the global climate change scenario. Tata Power, through ‘I Can’, the second phase of its ongoing ‘Switch Off to Switch On’ campaign, is making significant efforts to showcase the company’s multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach.
The company has established a center of excellence over the years to help address climate change thereby promoting responsible advocacy. As we look to harness environment and resource conservation through our latest video on fighting climate change, we aim to encourage the society at large to contribute towards building a sustainable community.
“Taken as a whole, the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time. We believe sustainability is a construct that is embraced and woven into the enterprise strategy. As a responsible organization, through our campaign ‘Switch Off to Switch On’, we are trying to foster sustainable living amongst individuals and help fight climate change,” said Ms Shalini Singh, Chief Corporate Communications& Sustainability, Tata Power.
About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10957 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 30% of the company’s portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company’s view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.
It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; ‘Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.’ with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.’ with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; ‘Maithon Power Ltd.’ with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.