Capgemini’s India Office Operations Now Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

The company has installed 11.5 MW of on-premises solar plants across all its campuses in India


Capgemini, a France-headquartered multinational corporation, announced that all its facilities across 13 cities in India are now powered by 100% renewable energy, which enables the company to avoid more than 70,000 tons of carbon emissions per year.

The company’s energy transition was achieved through a combination of on-site renewable energy generation, off-site renewable energy procurement via power purchase agreements, and green power purchasing through utility programs, contributing to 83% of the renewable energy supply.

The remaining 17% is sourced from renewable energy certificates.

The company has installed 11.5 MW of on-premises solar plants across all its campuses in India, some of which generate surplus energy exported to the respective state electricity boards.

Capgemini’s campuses in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Chennai have been actively participating in the ‘net-metering program,’ exporting excess renewable energy back to the state electricity grid.

Since the beginning of the year, these four offices have exported a total of 450 MWh of renewable electricity, resulting in a net positive energy use for the campuses in 2023.

Continuing its decarbonization initiatives, Capgemini has recently installed battery energy storage solutions (BESS) with capacities of 2.5 MWh in the Noida campus and 3.5 MWh in the Mumbai campus.

These projects are expected to enable Capgemini to store surplus renewable energy generated by solar plants during the day and utilize it during peak evening hours.

The innovative approach significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions from peaker power plants while decreasing energy costs, carbon footprint, and stress on the grid during peak hours.

The BESS solutions are equipped with intelligent Energy Management Systems (EMS) that efficiently orchestrate and manage the flow of electrons from solar, battery storage, utility supply, and load.

Integrated with Capgemini’s Energy Command Center (ECC), the EMS allows real-time energy supply monitoring and control.

Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) analytics, the EMS optimizes energy tariffs and effectively utilizes the BESS to store and release energy during non-peak and peak hours, respectively. The process aids in efficient ‘Peak Shaving’ management, enhancing energy efficiency.

Commenting on the milestone, Ashwin Yardi, CEO of Capgemini in India and Member of the Group Executive Committee, stated, “At Capgemini, sustainability has always been a priority, and, over the years, we have taken significant steps to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint. In India, we have progressed our journey towards our net-zero goal through this milestone of achieving 100% renewable energy across all offices.”

The company also notified that it was among the first companies globally to have its net-zero targets validated according to the Science-Based Targets Initiative’s (SBTi) new net-zero standard in July 2022.

Earlier in 2019, Capgemini announced that its Bangalore Export Promotion Industrial Park had become the first corporate campus in the country to receive the Net-Zero-Platinum Certification from the India Green Building Council.

Mercom India is hosting the ‘C&I Clean Energy Meet 2023’ in multiple cities bringing together large power consumers from commercial and industrial businesses and clean energy solution providers. The next event will be held in Pune.