Schneider Electric India CEO and MD Deepak Sharma plans to invest Rs 3,200 crore by 2026

Schneider Electric India CEO and MD Deepak Sharma plans to invest Rs 3,200 crore by 2026
Schneider Electric India has lined up an investment of Rs 3,200 crore by 2026 to increase its footprint in the country, the company's CEO & MD Deepak Sharma said. The investments will be made in nine states, Sharma, who is also the President - the Greater India region, told PTI in an interaction. 
"In line with our growth ambitions, we have plans to invest EUR 350 million (Rs 3,200 crore) in expanding our industrial footprint with the addition of 12,00,000 square feet up to 2026. These investments are spread over Gujarat, Telangana, Karnataka, West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand," Sharma said.
When asked if the investments include setting up green capacities, he said Schneider Electric aims to become net-zero in its operations by 2030, end-to-end carbon neutral value chain by 2040, and net-zero CO2 emissions across its entire value chain by 2050.
"Our company is managing over 700 MW of renewable energy power purchase agreements and providing sustainable solutions. It includes on-site solar installations and the procurement of off-site solar and wind energy. Approximately 15 percent of solar power installed in India runs on Schneider Electric solutions," he said.
The company's Luminous brand is powering 100 million consumer homes through inverters, batteries, and solar energy solutions."We are also supplying 1.5 million prepaid smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) in Bihar, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh and plan to continue the rollout of feature-rich smart meters for the projects under the revamped distribution sector scheme (RDSS) scheme," he said.
Schneider Electric India is a subsidiary of French firm Schneider Electric. The company has 30 active factories in the country. Among these, five smart factories are located in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.