Project details
1346 · Wind energy
  • Bailingmiao, China
Strengthening the regional economy while reducing emissions

This climate project in Bailingmiao in Inner Mongolia supplies electricity from renewable sources using wind power. Forty wind turbines with a total capacity of 50 MW supply the North China Power Grid with an average of 61,107 MWh per year. China's power grid is still heavily reliant on fossil fuel power generation, which is why our project makes a valuable contribution to climate action - about 102,990 tonnes of CO2 will be saved each year through this emission-free electricity generation.

At the same time, it promotes sustainable development in China: the project creates twenty long-term regional jobs with extensive, ongoing training in the first five years of the project. In addition to local jobs, construction materials for the turbine foundations, transmission cables, and access roads were sourced locally, strengthening the regional economy.

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 generated electricity improves the grid frequency and availability of electricity to the local consumers.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project creates 20 long-term regional employment opportunities.
Climate ActionThe project activity generates renewable energy instead of fossil fuel-based electricity and thereby saves about 102,990 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionBailingmiao, ChinaEstimated annual emission reductions102,998 t CO2Verified byTÜV NORD CERT GmbH