A Mini Ratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence BEML Limited has set for itself a target of 100 percent renewable energy utility for its consumption. For this endeavor, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley earlier dedicated 9 MW Windmill Park to the company which has been installed at Dammur village in Bagalkot district of Karnataka.
This windmill will be generating electricity to power the manufacturing units of BEML located at Kolar Gold Fields of Bangalore and Mysore.
Apart from this, BEML has already installed a 5 MW Windmill Project at Kappatagudda in Gadag district of Karntaka. With the power being generated through this windmill, since 2007, almost 68 percent of energy needs of the company is being met through ‘Green Energy’. After the commissioning of 9 MW Windmill, BEML is all set to produce a substantial unit of electricity and reduce Carbon footprint by mitigating large quantum of Carbon di-oxide from the environment every year, BEML said in an official statement.
Through this initiative, the company aims to contribute towards National Green Energy Mission of increasing Renewable Energy Capacity to 175 GW by 2022 to become World’s clean energy capital.