Bharti Airtel, telecom operator, has commissioned a 21 MW solar power plant in Buldhana district of Maharashtra as part of its commitment to reduce carbon footprint.
The company expects the solar power project to reduce 25,517 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The captive power unit, spread over 80 acres, has been set up by Airtel in partnership with Avaada Energy to supply clean energy to Airtel’s Nxtra data centres and switching centres in Maharashtra. Airtel has committed to reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations by 50.2 per cent by the financial year 2031, considering 2020-21 as the base year. Airtel has also committed to reducing absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 42 per cent over the same timeframe.