Titagarh Wagons to procure 4.8 MW solar energy from Fourth Partner Energy

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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): Solar power player Fourth Partner Energy has recently said that it has tied up with Titagarh Wagons Ltd to supply 4.8 megawatts (MW) solar energy to electrify the latter’s three manufacturing units in West Bengal. Passenger and freight trains maker Titagarh Wagons Ltd has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Fourth Partner Energy to procure 4.8 MW of solar power for its wagon and steel foundries at Titagarh and its passenger coach and propulsion unit at Uttarpara, to effectively replace nearly 25 per cent of its current annual electricity demand with clean energy, a statement from Fourth Partner Energy said.  All three power plants are expected to be commissioned by January 2021 according to the statement. 
“We are excited to on-board Fourth Partner Energy to solarise our Heavy Engineering division, Titagarh Wagons and Titagarh Steel facilities across West Bengal”, said one official. 
India is targeting 100 per cent electrification of railways in three years, which will result in a near doubling of electricity demand by the sector, he said adding that Fourth Partner believes solar will play a crucial role in meeting this. 
“We have also partnered with Indian Railways to solarise Jabalpur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur stations and the Nagpur Metro Rail,” said a source related with the development. 
Fourth Partner Energy is a firm working for India’s solar energy solutions with 400 MW operational capacity executed for marquee clients like UltraTech Cement, Walmart, Hindustan Unilever, Coca Cola, Akzo Nobel, Skoda and Schneider amongst others.

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