Renewable energy leap by HMSI; installs 2nd wind turbine system

HMSI is expected to meet over 50 percent of its energy requirements from hybrid renewable resources across all its plants in India

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, the most prominent two-wheeler manufacturer in the country, has paved a noble path for other companies by kick starting a revolution in terms renewable energy generation.

The company has taken firm steps towards reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources by leveraging hybrid energy systems such as wind and solar by unveiling a wind turbine system in Bhanvad of Gujarat. The new wind turbine system situated around 350 km from the company’s Vithalapur plant is its second after it had installed its first wind turbine system of 2 MW capacity in Radhanpur in the state last year.

HMSI invests Rs 176 Mn into renewable energy installations

The company has pumped in an investment of Rs 176 million, and is expected to be successful enough in producing a total of 4.7 MW wind energy – both installations combined.

This leap in the renewable energy scenario by the company will help it meet over 50 percent of its total energy requirement at its four manufacturing plants. The company has manufacturing facilities at Manesar in Haryana, Tapukara in Rajasthan, Narsapura in Karnataka and Vithalapur in Gujarat.

A company communique has quoted Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India as saying that now and in the future, energy security is a key focus area for Honda.

By reducing our thermal power consumption, HMSI is moving closer towards Honda’s long-term environmental vision to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The inauguration of the second wind turbine in Gujarat is yet another step towards reducing environmental impact of our products and business activities, he added.

Aims at harnessing solar, wind energy for future generations

The company believes that its new step would help harness solar and wind energy for sustaining future generations. Honda 2Wheelers India is also looking to broaden its approach towards renewable energy, by consistently investing in sustainable resources for power generation.

As it moves towards generating around 66 MW electricity every year, the company’s manufacturing facilities across India will be able to harness renewable energy sources so that it would help meet its diverse energy requirements.

It needs to be noted that Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India had been able to generate more than 77 Million KWh units of power from renewable resources while offsetting over 55,000 metric tonnes of Carbon dioxide emissions in the environment during the 2020-21 financial year.

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