Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd has established an 8.4 MW wind energy power plant at Hanumanthappa site, Harappanahalli, in the Davangere district of Karnataka for captive consumption of energy for its factory at Bengaluru.
The wind energy plant, installed by the Engineering Services, Bangalore Complex, BEL, in collaboration with Suzlon Energy Limited, was inaugurated today (June 2, 2016), by Mr S K Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL. The 8.4 MW wind energy power plant is expected to generate around 170 to 180 lakh units of power per annum. This is in addition to about 98 lakh units power generated per annum by the existing 5.5 MW wind power plants of BEL. All these plants put together are expected to generate around 270-280 lakh units in the coming years, meeting about 90 per cent of BEL’s power consumption through renewable energy resources. The estimated reduction in carbon emission per annum is around 26,500 kgs equivalent of Co2. With this green initiative, BEL’s Bengaluru Complex is all set to achieve carbon neutral status.
More power: The 2.1 MW wind turbine generator with each blade size of 47 mts in length and covering a gigantic 97-mt rotor diameter, can generate 25-30 per cent more energy compared to the earlier 2.5 MW plants (5 numbers of 500 KW with a height of 50 mts and rotor diameter of 47 meters) and 3 MW plants (2 numbers of 1,500 KW with a height of 78 mts and rotor diameter of 82 mts) installed by BEL. The life of the machine is 20 years.
BEL is the first company to have placed an order on Suzlon Energy Limited for developing a wind energy power plant of 8.4 MW capacity with all these features in Karnataka. BEL has established a systematic approach for conservation of natural resources with focus on saving power and water and preserving greenery.
The 8.4 MW wind energy power plant of BEL, which was inaugurated at Hanumanthappa site, Harappanahalli, Davangere district, Karnataka.
Mr S K Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, BEL, poses for a photo with senior officers of BEL after inaugurating the 8.4 MW wind energy power plant of BEL at Hanumanthappa site, Harappanahalli, Davangere district, Karnataka.
The BEL and Suzlon Energy Limited teams pose for a photo after the inauguration of the 8.4 MW wind energy power plant of BEL at Hanumanthappa site, Harappanahalli, Davangere district, Karnataka.