Being an energy company, HPCL has been in the forefront in experimenting with alternate sources for harnessing of renewable energy resources. It has an installed capacity of 50.5 MW of Wind Power as of 31st. March 2011.
Maharastra: HPCL's maiden renewable & alternate energy Wind Energy Generator was commissioned at Dhule in Maharashtra State in May 2007. This 3.75 MW pilot turnkey project, costing about Rs 19 Crores, comprised of just 3 Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) units, each with an installed capacity of 1.25 MW. This was executed by M/s Suzlon Energy Limited.
Power generated from this venture is being sold to the Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB).
Rajasthan: HPCL comissioned another Wind power project in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan State on 1st January 2009. The 21.25 MW turnkey project, executed at Rs 110 Crore by M/s Suzlon Energy Limited, comprises of a 17 unit-farm, each WTG unit having an installed capacity of 1.25 MW.
The 2nd Wind Power Project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan was commissioned on 18th December 2010. The 25.5 MW capacity turnkey project, executed at the cost of Rs. 154.57 Crore by M/s Suzlon Energy Limited, comprises of a 17 unit wind farm, each WTG unit having an installed capacity of 1.50 MW.
The power generated is wheeled through the Rajasthan State Electricity grid and is partly consumed by HPCL’s centres at Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, Pali and Jodhpur. Surplus power is being sold to Rajasthan State Electricity Board. (RSEB)
During the FY 2013-14, generation of 563 lakh kilowatt-hour (KWH) of wind energy was achieved.
Solar Lighting system has been implemented at 20 Cathodic Protection (CP)/ sectionalizing valve (SV) Stations of VVSPL and at Motor Operated Valve (MOV)-4 & Talegaon of Mumbai Solapur Pipeline (MPSPL). This has resulted in usage of green and clean power which is not only environment friendly but has reduced consumption of diesel in DG sets.
HPCL remains committed to enhance use of renewable energy resources and exploration of alternate sources of energy.