Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has announced the commissioning of their second wind turbine system in Bhanvad, Gujarat. According to reports, this will enable the corporation to meet more than half of its energy needs from hybrid renewable resources across all four of its production units. The wind turbine system in Bhanvad is about 350 km from the company’s two-wheeler manufacturing plant in Vithalapur.
Honda will now have a total capacity of 4.7 MW of wind energy, including its first wind turbine system (2 MW) installed last year in Radhanpur, Gujarat, at a cost of Rs 176 million. The plant is expected to help the company meet over 50 per cent of the energy requirements from hybrid renewable resources across all its four manufacturing plants in Manesar (Haryana), Tapukara (Rajasthan), Narsapura (Karnataka) and Vithalapur (Gujarat).
In October 2021, GE Renewable Energy received an order from JSW Energy, one of India’s leading power companies, to supply 810 MW of onshore wind turbines for their upcoming wind farms in Tamil Nadu, India. The turbines will produce enough green energy to meet the annual electricity requirements of more than 2.1 million households in the country.