In a significant move to harness wind power and promote renewable energy source, Mr. T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL today inaugurated 6.3MW wind energy power plant at Harapanahalli near Davangere about 335 km from here. The power generated from this plant would be used for captive energy consumption at Bengaluru.
“We are glad that through this green initiative, HAL would reduce its carbon footprint by around 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions per annum. This project would cater to about 15% energy consumption at Bangalore-based divisions”, said Mr. Raju.
The plant comprising of three wind turbines installed in collaboration with Suzlon Energy Limited has the potential to generate 150lLakh units per annum with an estimated annual savings of approximately rupees nine crore to the Company, he added. This is the first ever megawatt scale renewable energy project that HAL has set up at a cost of about Rs 44 crore. More such avenues would be explored in future.
Mr. V.M Chamola, Director HR (HAL), Mr. Sanjay Nigam, Senior General Manager, Suzlon Energy Limited and other senior officials from HAL and Suzlon were present on the occasion.