Project details
1313 ยท Wind energy
  • Gadhsisa, India
Strengthening climate action while improving India's energy grid

In the state Gujarat on the western coast of India, our wind power project with 143 wind turbines and a total capacity of 300 MW supplies electricity from renewable sources. This emission-free power generation not only improves the national grid frequency but also makes a valuable contribution to climate action: The project activities save around 1,004,970 tonnes of CO2 per year as the amount of electricity would otherwise have been generated using thermal/fossil fuel-based power plants.

The project also contributes to the region's sustainable development: Over 30 new employment opportunities with above-average income have been created, combined with training for all employees. At the same time, it promotes education and offers students the opportunity to enroll in local schools.

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)
Quality EducationThe project aims to support children's education by providing support to schools. For example, during the first monitoring period, the project donated more than 300 bench desks and enrolled over 300 students in local schools.
Affordable and Clean EnergyAnnually, 1,066,968 MWh of energy is generated from renewable resources.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project has so far created 73 new job opportunities. The employees receive annual training sessions on various topics.
Climate ActionThe project activity generates renewable energy instead of fossil fuel based electricity and thereby saves about 1,004,970 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Life on LandThe number of threatened or endangered species in the project area is monitored and recorded.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionGadhsisa, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions1,004,977 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byEarthood Services Private Limited