HAL commissions 8.4 MW wind plant, aims for self-reliance in power

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Contributing towards green energy and to achieve self-reliance in power, R Madhavan, Chairman and Managing Director, HAL, inaugurated an 8.4 MW wind energy power plant near Ilkal in Bagalkot district in Karnataka.

The power generated from this plant will be used for captive energy consumption at Bengaluru.

“We are glad that through this green initiative, HAL will reduce its carbon footprint by around 25,000 tonnes per annum. This project would cater to about 25 percent energy consumption at Bengaluru-based divisions. We are committed to increasing the share of renewable energy in the overall power consumption across the company, said Madhavan.

The plant comprising four wind turbines installed in collaboration with Suzlon Energy Limited has the potential to generate around 260 lakh units per annum with an estimated annual savings of around ₹18 crore to the company.

This is the second wind energy project that HAL has set up at a cost of about ₹59 crore. HAL already owns a 6.3MW wind energy power plant near Davangere. A 3.5 MW solar power plant is also operational at HAL Airport in Bengaluru.

Together, the renewable energy plants will meet around 50 percent HAL Bengaluru-based divisions’ electricity consumption.


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