Suzlon Energy Ltd has announced the successful commissioning of its second wind power project for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), the state-owned aerospace and defence company. The 8.4MW captive wind energy project located at Kushtagi, Bagalkot district in Karnataka was inaugurated by R Madhavan, CMD, HAL. With the completion of this project, HAL’s total wind energy capacity delivered by Suzlon stands at ~14 MW and caters to 46.6 per cent of HAL’s energy consumption of its Bengaluru based divisions. HAL’s first wind project of 6.3MW is located in Davangere, Karnataka and was commissioned in July 2016. Suzlon also provides comprehensive operation and maintenance services for both the projects for an initial period of 10 years.
R Madhavan, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, said, “We are glad that through this green initiative, HAL would reduce its carbon footprint by around 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum. This project would cater to about 25 per cent energy consumption at Bengaluru based divisions. We are committed towards increasing the share of renewable energy in the overall energy consumption across the Company.”
J P Chalasani, CEO, Suzlon Group said, “The increased focus of public sector companies to harness renewable energy for meeting their power needs, gives a boost to India’s efforts to achieve energy security and to power a greener tomorrow. Suzlon’s ‘concept to commissioning’ approach offers convenience to customers for setting up wind projects for captive use.”