NSE becomes first Indian bourse to harness wind energy

Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Leading share bourse National Stock Exchange (NSE) became India’s first stock exchange to invest in wind power with a 6.25 MW project, said Suzlon Group on Tuesday.

In a statement, Suzlon Group said it was NSE’s technical partner for supply and commissioning of the 6.25 MW project.

“The project completion is a milestone achievement for NSE and Suzlon since it is India’s first stock exchange to deploy wind energy to offset its captive power usage. Sixty five percent of the energy consumption of NSE office located at Exchange Plaza building, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai, will be met by this wind project,” the statement said.

“We are committed to conduct business in a way that protects the environment by using green technology. Harnessing wind energy for our operations is a step in that direction,” Mahesh Haldipur, NSE spokesperson, was quoted as saying in the statement.

“This is in addition to the various power saving and energy efficient measures being undertaken at the premises.”

“The increased focus and investment in wind energy is a testament of efforts by corporates in India towards mitigating climate change and energy security,” Ishwar Mangal, chief sales officer of Suzlon Group, was quoted as saying in the statement.

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