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Tata Power to strengthen the EV charging network in West Bengal, collaborates with Kolkata Airport Authority to install EV chargers

26 Sep 2023

Tata Power EV Charging Solutions Limited (TPEVCSL), a Tata Power group Company continues its unwavering commitment to promote EV adoption in the nation by partnering with the Kolkata Airport Authorities to establish EV charging points at the airport. The formal inauguration of four EV chargers (DC-CCS2 and single-gun GB/T chargers) took place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, in the presence of distinguished guests, including Airport Director, Kolkata, Shri C Pattabhi, and Mr. Virendra Goyal, Head of Business Development for EV Charging at Tata Power, along with Mr.Ramkrishna  Singh, Head of Business Operations, EV Charging,Tata Power. Following this momentous occasion, a formal agreement was inked between the Airport Authorities of India and Tata Power. These chargers are suitable to charge all electric cars available in the country.

Tata Power's ambitious journey to create an expansive EV charging network solidifies the company's commitment to eco-friendly transportation and its leading role in constructing a comprehensive nationwide charging infrastructure. In the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Virendra Goyal, Head of Business Development (EV Charging) at Tata Power stated, "Our collaboration with Kolkata Airport places us at the forefront of building a robust EV charging network in the city and the nearby areas. This underscores our unwavering dedication to sustainable mobility, with the ultimate aim of empowering individuals to embrace electric mobility confidently, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience for everyone involved."

Shri C Pattabhi, Airport Director, Kolkata, commended Tata Power's initiatives as a significant stride towards advancing sustainable mobility. “The installation of EV charging infrastructure in public parking areas not only enhances convenience for electric vehicle users but also signifies a steadfast commitment to environmental conservation. We are delighted to partner with Tata Power, as their vision harmoniously aligns with our aim of metamorphosing Kolkata into a cleaner and more environmentally conscious city, thus securing a sustainable future and bolstering the state's aspiration to spearhead the EV revolution in India.

The site selection for these charging stations underwent meticulous planning, prioritizing convenience and accessibility for EV users who commute to Airport or nearby vicinity. This thoughtful approach ensures a seamless charging experience within the airport premises as well. Given the airport's prominent position as one of the city's bustling hubs, these chargers are strategically positioned to offer unparalleled convenience to the public, effectively addressing concerns related to EV range anxiety.

Tata Power has already made substantial strides, with a total of 50+ public and semi-public charging points installed across Kolkata .It solidifies its position as the largest EV charging point operator in India, boasting nearly 60% market share. Tata Power's extensive nationwide network comprises over 58,000 home chargers, 4,800 public and semi-public charging points, and 430 bus charging stations, spanning 420+ cities and continually expanding its reach.

The collaboration between Tata Power and the Kolkata Airport Authority represents a significant development towards a sustainable lifestyle, as it not only promotes the widespread adoption of electric vehicles but also aligns with Tata Power's vision of transforming Kolkata into a cleaner, greener city. This partnership contributes significantly to the overarching goal of advancing India's electric vehicle revolution.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power (NSE: TATAPOWER; BSE:500400) is one of India’s largest integrated power companies and together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities, has an installed/managed capacity of 14,339 MW. The Company has a presence across the entire power value chain - generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy, transmission & distribution, and trading. The Company developed the country’s first Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. With 5,479 MW of clean energy generation from solar, wind, hydro, and waste heat recovery accounting for 38% of the overall portfolio, the company is a leader in clean energy generation. It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India viz: Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from the Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi, Maithon Power Ltd. with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1,050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand.

Tata Power is currently serving more than 12.9 million consumers via its Discoms, under a public-private partnership model viz Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. with the Government of Delhi in North Delhi, TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Central Odisha Distribution Limited, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, and TP Southern Odisha Distribution Limited with Government of Odisha.

With a focus on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation as an integrated solutions provider by looking at new business growth in distributed generation through rooftop solar and microgrids, storage solutions, EV charging infrastructure, ESCO, home automation & smart meters et al. In its 108 years track record of technology advancements, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and green initiatives, Tata Power is well poised for multi-fold growth and is committed to lighting up lives for generations to come. For more information visit us at: www.tatapower.com

 


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