One of the renowned Japanese auto brands, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India employed GE Jenbacher gas engines for power requirement in Manesar plant located in the state of Haryana, India. The plant with a production capacity of 1.6 million scooters used 1MW diesel generators as part of its power sources. Due to rapid increase in fuel prices in the country, the auto brand decided to replace its generators with natural gas powered gas engines in 2011. The company has brought in two 2MW Jenbacher gas engines to replace diesel generators. The use of these engines would cut down cost of power generation by about 46% when compared to diesel fueled generators. The company has plans to increase its production capacity to become the leader of Indian two wheeler segment by 2020 and these GE Jenbacher Combined Heat Power Units play an important part in strategy of the company.
Speaking about implementation of GE gas engines, Mr. Vinay Dhingra, Plant Head at HMSI Manesar plant said, “We installed our GE cogeneration units to reduce our Manesar factory’s energy costs and ensure we have a more cost-effective and secure supply of power and heat to help meet our production requirements.“
Clarke Energy India Private Limited, one of the authorized distributors of GE Jenbacher units, supplied the power sources to HMSI. These power units are not only energy efficient but are also environment friendly, with 48% reduction in harmful gas emission when compared to other power sources.