Project details
1185 · Wind energy
  • Nouakchott, Mauritania
The first large-scale wind energy project in Mauritania

Just south of Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, a wind farm was built as part of this climate project. With 15 wind turbines and a capacity of 30 MW, it is the first large-scale wind farm in the country.

The project generates renewable energy and therefore also competitive electricity, which is fed into the regional power grid. This increases the proportion of renewable energy in the electricity mix and reduces the need for fossil fuels. The project also contributes to an independent energy supply and sustainable development in the country.

How wind energy contributes to climate action

As the name suggests, wind turbines use the power of the wind to generate energy. During this process, a generator located inside the wind turbine converts kinetic energy into electrical energy. As energy is still mainly generated from fossil fuels in many areas around the world, clean wind energy can replace some of this fossil, high-emission energy and verifiably save CO2 emissions.

In most cases, the sustainably generated electricity from the wind power projects is fed into a regional power grid, which diversifies the power supply and improves energy security in regions that are frequently affected by power shortages and outages. A project often creates increased job opportunities for the local population and the area can be used for additional activities, such as agriculture. Wind power projects make an important contribution to a clean energy supply worldwide and contribute to sustainable development with respect to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Wind energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe wind farm generates renewable energy and contributes to an independent power supply for the country.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthBy the end of 2022, in total 11 jobs have been created for the operation of the wind farm.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 66,430 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologyWind energyRegionNouakchott, MauritaniaEstimated annual emission reductions66,438 t CO2Validated byTÜV NORD CERT GmbHVerified by4K Earth Sciences Private Limited