City-based ValueLabs sets up 13mw solar power plants

City-based ValueLabs sets up 13mw solar power plants
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City-Based ValueLabs Sets up 13mw Solar Power Plants. In perhaps the first venture of its kind in the Indian domestic IT sector, ValueLabs has installed and commissioned 13 mw of solar power to emerge self-reliant in its power demands. The plants generates an estimated 1.8 million kWh per month.

In perhaps the first venture of its kind in the Indian domestic IT sector, ValueLabs has installed and commissioned 13 mw of solar power to emerge self-reliant in its power demands. The plants generates an estimated 1.8 million kWh per month.

The Hyderabad-based, IT product development, services and consulting company has invested close to Rs 100 crore in this initiative. It has established solar power plants in two locations. The first is a 5 mw unit in Kadiri in Anantapur district, now in Andhra Pradesh. The second is 8 mw in Mahbubnagar district of Telangana.

Solar power plants

Commenting on the occasion, Arjun Rao, founder and CEO, ValueLabs, said, “We minimise external dependencies by using the captive route wherever possible, thereby controlling our costs effectively. This is specifically relevant to areas like office space, power supply, disaster recovery planning, etc. We believe that such initiatives would increase our reliability and enable us to provide efficient services to our global customer base. Besides saving in energy cost, there are environmental dividends too.”

“India has immense potential for power generation from renewable energy sources, particularly solar. We wanted to leverage this at ValueLabs, to be completely energy self-reliant.

These power plants were commissioned and have been operational from March this year. Phase I was commissioned in March 2013 and phase II in March 2014. We are now in the process of drawing this power for captive use,” said Krishna Reddy, senior VP-HR & operations.

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