With an aim to promote consumption of clean energy, Tata Consultancy Services will transform its 251 owned TCS iON centers across the country into a solar zone. With the set up of solar power rooftop, the company aims to save more than 25% of TCS iON Digital Zone's total electricity consumption across the country.
The company has already commissioned its first solar power rooftop project at Ram Ganga Vihar in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh and gradually its 251 owned centers will be converted into solar, said a senior executive.
TCS iON is a strategic unit of Tata Consultancy Services focused on Manufacturing Industries (SMB), Educational Institutions and Examination Boards. TCS iON provides technology by means of a IT-as-a-Service model, offering end-to-end business solutions. It caters to the needs of multiple industry segments through integrated, hosted solutions in a build-as-you-grow, pay-as-you-use business model.
Currently, the TCS iON conducts more than 85% of the large-scale and high-stake academic and recruitment examinations in the country through its ‘Phygital' platforms across 625 cities.
The company said that its centre at Ram Ganga Vihar, Moradabad alone has 532 computing nodes with the capacity of assessing 2000 candidates a day. This zone went live on 10th May 2016, has conducted more than 435 exams and assessed 2,25,000 candidates till date.
“TCS iON took a leap by establishing paperless assessments through our Digital centres, saving approximately 17, 85, 000 trees till date. We now take another step to optimize energy consumption and identify methods to utilize renewable energy for these centers. We will undertake a clean energy drive for every TCS iON Digital Zone to be empowered with cutting edge energy consumption practices and are deploying IoT based monitoring methods under this initiative,” said Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON.