The Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a pact for providing reliable and sustainable power supply to security forces operating in remote, Naxal-affected and high-altitude areas.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BEL and the SFC Energy-AG, Germany, and FC TecNrgy Pvt Ltd (FCTec) will ensure cooperation in addressing the emerging requirement of sustainable energy to the security forces through supply of hydrogen and fuel cells.
The tie-up combines the BEL’s engineering and large-scale manufacturing strengths with SFC’s experience in gasoline cells and FCTec’s system integration and set up know-how, the press release stated.
The MoU is in line with the central government’s initiative for adoption of green energy solutions, it said.
Reliable and sustainable power supply has been a major challenge for the security forces operating in remote, high-altitude and Naxal-affected areas, deserts and island territories. The partnership aims to jointly address the off-grid power needs of the country, including mission critical requirements of the security forces and a range of additional applications through highly proven and customised green energy solutions based on fuel cells, it added.
Anandi Ramalingam, officiating CMD, BEL, said that the organisation is increasingly focusing on providing the security forces with sustainable and reliable sources of power including energy storage.