Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics (BEL) 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, will be inaugurated on June 2, 2016. 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.