Project details
1478 · Wind energy
  • Western India, India
Wind energy reduces share of fossil fuel in Western India

As in many other countries, the power in the Indian national grid is mainly generated by fossil-fuel power plants. This not only uses non-renewable resources but also leads to high emissions. To help with that issue, this project in Western India increases the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix by providing about 62.743 MWh of wind generated electricity per year to the Unified Indian Grid. This also increases the reliability of the national grid.

The wind turbines are located in the districts of Nashik, Sangli and Satara in Indias third biggest state of Maharashtra. By providing renewable energy that otherwise would have been produced by grid connected fossil fuel plants the project saves about 59,090 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

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 provides about 62,743 MWh of clean electricity to the national grid and by that increasing the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe installation of the wind turbines resulted in local employment opportunities and capacity building of the employees in rural areas.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 59,090 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionWestern India, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions59,098 t CO2Validated byTÜV SÜD South Asia Private LimitedVerified byLGAI Technological Center, S.A.