ITC Logo
Media Centre
Press Release

ITC forays into use of Wind Energy in its Packaging and Printing Business
06 Oct 2008

ITC will now utilize wind energy in its Packaging and Printing business as part of its commitment to progressively use renewable energy to further consolidate its carbon positive status. In line with ITC’s abiding vision to contribute meaningfully to sustainable development, the Company has recently commissioned a 14 MW Wind Energy Project in Tamil Nadu by installing 4 Windmills in Theni District, near Madurai and 5 Windmills in the Radhapuram Taluk, Tirunelveli District, at a capital cost of about Rs. 90 Crores. The project will not only result in cost savings but will also enhance ITC’s positive environmental footprint.

The generation from these windmills would be used for captive consumption of its Packaging and Printing plant at Tiruvottiyur, Chennai. The project is proposed to be enlisted and registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Project with the CDM Executive Board set up under the “Kyoto Protocol”. Wimco, Chennai, an ITC subsidiary, is already using 4 turbines of 250KW each feeding into the TNEB grid at Mupppandal, Tirunelveli. ITC’s hotel in Hyderabad – The ITC Kakatiya is already using wind energy as part of its energy portfolio for the hotel.

Going forward, ITC would like to progressively invest in developing more Clean Energy Projects to enhance the company’s contribution to the ‘Triple Bottom Line objectives of simultaneously creating economic, environmental and social capital for the Nation.