1. Tell us more about yourself.
Hi, I am Ritesh, and I am an Asset Manager, as well as the site-in-charge for SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited) 2 located in Gujarat, India. I chose to join Sembcorp about a year ago to challenge myself; I see the potential for growth in the sustainability business, and Sembcorp is reputable and a leading renewables company in India. My day-to-day includes having discussion with the operations, engineering and maintenance teams and government agencies. I also monitor and look at improving the performance of our wind turbine assets. This means that I work in cross-functional teams to ensure that all aspects of our wind farm are running smoothly, including safety, asset performance review and regulatory compliance.
3. Are there other sustainability initiatives that you are involved in?
One of my hobbies is to plant trees; at my work site in SECI 2, I initiated the plantation of 150 saplings. I also installed a drip irrigation system which helps to reduce water wastage and ensure that the plants are getting the optimum amount of water for growth. These trees can capture carbon back into the earth and provide greenery to our workplace.
Outside of work, I reuse and recycle things as much as I can and avoid using single-use plastics. At home, I also made the switch from light bulbs to LEDs, which can help to reduce my household energy consumption. Creating a sustainable future to me is the key to happiness; I want to build a future where my children can learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment.