Detalles del proyecto
1211 · Energía eólica
  • Nong Wang, Tailandia
Cleaner energy and community benefits

This project in rural Thailand reduces carbon emissions by supplying clean electricity from wind power to the national grid. It contributes to increasing the share of renewable energies in the country and improves energy security.

The wind farm is located in the province of Nakhon Ratchasima in the northeast of Thailand. It comprises 45 wind turbine generators of 2.3 MW each, resulting in a total installed capacity of 103.5 MW. The project is expected to generate an average of 232.5 GWh electricity per year which is supplied Thailand's national grid.

Besides, our carbon offset project brings several benefits to the local population and for the environment. A major focus is bringing more knowledge about clean energy and environmental topics to the local residents and students. For instance, through an organic farming project at a local school students learn about sustainable cultivation and nutrition by growing their own lunch ingredients.

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)
Good Health and Well-BeingSeveral health camps as well as activities to disseminate information on natural disasters were conducted.
Affordable and Clean EnergyIncreasing the share of renewable energies in the national grid of Thailand, improving access to clean electricity
Decent Work and Economic GrowthDuring the construction and operation phase, at least 40 jobs were created and two training sessions were provided for employees.
Climate ActionThe project saves an average of nearly 139,035 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionNong Wang, ThailandEstimated annual emission reductions139,035 t CO2Validated byEarthood Services Private Limited