Project details
1260 ยท Wind energy
  • Jeneponto, Indonesia
Clean electricity and community benefits

This carbon offset project is located in the Jeneponto district in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi and is comprised of 20 wind turbines of 3.6 megawatts each. In total, the wind power plant has a capacity of 72 megawatts. The electricity generated flows into the Indonesian power grid, where it replaces electricity that would otherwise have been generated by fossil fuels. Thus, the project saves an average of 172,650 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

In addition, the project brings investments into the region that would not have been possible otherwise, thus improving the regional infrastructure. By creating local jobs, the project also reduces poverty. Development activities such as health campaigns, improvements to regional schools, knowledge transfer about natural disasters, and training in agriculture serve to develop rural communities and improve health care.

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-BeingActivities such as health camps and knowledge transfer regarding natural disasters improve the health and wellbeing of local people.
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe project generates an average of 229.029 MWh of clean electricity per year.
Decent Work and Economic Growth88 permanent jobs were created and regular training are offered to employees.
Climate ActionThe project saves an average of about 172,650 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionJeneponto, IndonesiaEstimated annual emission reductions172,650 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A