Project details
1386 ยท Wind energy
  • Sangli, India
Wind Energy in Maharashtra

Harnessing the power of wind, the project uses environmentally safe and sound technologies in the renewable energies sector to produce clean electricity and supply it to the Indian grid. Therefore, a new wind power plant has been set up in Sangli District, which is located in the state of Maharashtra in central-western India. The plant consists of 17 wind turbine generators of 2 MW each that together generate around 67,133 MWh of electricity per year. This will enhance power transmission in the area, while decreasing distribution congestion.

The project activity would further help with the alleviation of poverty as it creates employment opportunities for local people. All employees receive an equal salary and quarterly trainings on skill and personal development.

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).

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyBy replacing electricity generated from fossil fuels, both GHG emissions and air borne pollutants, such as oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulphur, carbon monoxide and particulates can be reduced.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work for all, including young people and persons with disabilities.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 65,630 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionSangli, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions65,636 t CO2Verified byLGAI Technological Center, S.A.