During the first Hyderabad E-Prix, renewable energy giant Greenko has said it supplied a “landmark” total of 4,950 Kilovolt-ampere (KVA) of “clean energy” to meet the demands of the event.
The Hyderabad-based company was also the sponsor of India’s first Formula E-Prix on 11 February in the city.
Seasoned French driver Jean Eric Vergne of DS Penske had won the action-packed Hyderabad E-Prix marking a successful return of a high-profile motorsport event to India.
Two days before the race, on 9 February, team Nissan’s Formula E drivers Sacha Fenestraz and Norman Nato paid a visit to Greenko’s Integrated Renewable Energy Project (IREP) at Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.
Minimal carbon footprint at Hyderabad E-Prix
At the Hyderabad E-Prix, a total 4,950 KVA of “clean energy” supplied by Greenko included 3,000 KVA supply at IMAX and 1,950 KVA supplied around the track.
To minimise the carbon footprint of the event, several sustainability initiatives were also incorporated.
The Greenko Group has a massive renewable energy project in Kurnool with solar, wind, and pumped storage capacities. It also provided energy to power the historic racing event.
“This allowed for a reduction in the amount of energy that needed to be sourced from the grid, which is typically generated from non-renewable sources,” Greenko said in a statement.
It added, “The success of the Hyderabad E-Prix underscores India’s leadership in energy transition and decarbonization, and Greenko’s work represents a significant step forward in making these aspirations a reality.”
With a vision to support the economy-wide shift towards a carbon-neutral electricity mix in the country, Greenko has already initiated Integrated Renewable Energy Projects (IREP) in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka.
Greenko is also running pumped storage projects across the country in keeping with its vision of developing 100+ GWh-worth of connected digitised cloud storage across India by 2027, through the IRDP.
Of the 100 GWh, 50 GWh of storage has been planned by 2025 and another 50 GWh of storage is planned in the subsequent years.