Kochi: Public sector oil major Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is ready to achieve selfreliance in the state by relying on alternative sources of energy by March 2020.
‘’The four MW solar plant, to be set up our Udayamperur bottling plant with a cost of about Rs 30 crore, will be operational by March 2020,’’ informed Indian Oil Corporation Chief General Manager and Kerala head P S Mony during an interaction with media here on Wednesday.
The work had already started for the solar plant and it was expected to be operational by March 2020, he said adding that with the operation of the project, the energy required for its three bottling plants in Kollam and Chelari, besides Kochi, would be produced through solar.
He also said that installing micro wind mill projects would also be initiated.
Claiming that the IOC plants have maintained the guidelines of environmental in all bottling plants and because of that they received ISO certificates in this regard.