Power utility Adani Electricity on Monday said it was relying on renewable energy sources to supply power to Mumbai for four hours on Diwali day.
Adani Electricity supplied 1,200 MW of power from renewable sources to its 3 million subscribers between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., which meant that over 40 percent of the financial capital’s electricity needs came from renewable energy.
Peak demand from the financial capital was over 2,500 MW on Sunday morning, rising to 2,776 MW in the evening.
Mumbai is currently struggling to control pollution levels and improve air quality.
Most of the power supplied to the financial capital comes from neighboring areas, while state authorities have recently asked a competing power generation company to halve particulate emissions from its plant to help reduce pollution.
In a statement, Adani Electricity said it had planned the exercise in advance by sourcing power from solar and wind generation.
“Achieving 100 percent renewable energy is a first and a significant milestone in Mumbai’s energy transition, demonstrating that renewable energy can significantly power Mumbai city with reliable and sustainable electricity at competitive tariffs,” said company CEO Kandarp Patel.
The statement said the company has sourced 38 percent of power supplied to consumers from renewable energy sources by 2023 and reaffirmed its commitment to increase it to 60 percent by 2027. PTI AA HVA
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