Project details
1403 · Wind energy
  • Gadag, India
Wind energy for Indian's state Karnataka

In India, the economy depends highly on burning coal in thermal power plants which causes high emissions. And still, the energy needs of a large part of India’s population are not met.

To address these problems, our project, located in the Indian state Karnataka, uses wind power to generate clean energy. The project consists of 34 wind turbine generators that produce approximately 61,800 MWh of electricity per year. By this, about 91,290 tonnes CO2 per year are saved by replacing an equivalent amount of electricity supplied by thermal power plants. Thereby the project enhances the spread of the commercialization of wind turbines in the region. Furthermore, it helps sustainably developing the region not only in an environmental but also social and economic sense: It creates local jobs and supplies people with reliable electricity in a deficit grid. The improved availability of electricity results in new opportunities for industries to be set up in the area which then again leads to greater local employment.

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 project gives people access to clean energy without the use of fossil fuels.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project creates jobs during the construction and the operations phase of the power plant. Also, the better availability of electricity enables businesses to be set up and employ local people.
Responsible Consumption and ProductionAs wind power produces no end products in form of waste, the project addresses the waste problem that most other sources of power have (e. g. ash in a coal-fired power plant).
Climate ActionUsing wind energy instead of energy-produced thermal power plants saves about 91,290 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionGadag, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions91,294 t CO2Validated bySGS United Kingdom Ltd.Verified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A