Project details
1483 · Wind energy
  • Karnataka, India
Secure energy supply thanks to wind power

Wind power is an important technology for achieving the energy transition — also in India. But still, the main power sources are fossil fuel-based. To increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix in South India, the project installed 22 wind turbines in three villages (Nirthadi, Obalapur, and Lingadalli) in Davanagere district in the state of Karnataka.

By supplying 100.87 GWh of clean electricity to the grid per year, the region is less dependent on imported fossil fuels and the associated price fluctuations. This not only leads to increased energy security but also reduces the existing electricity supply gap. The renewable energy generated by the project also helps to save about 93,730 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

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 EnergyBy feeding 100.87 GWh of wind power to the Southern Grid, the project increases the share of renewable energy in the overall electricity mix and makes clean energy available to more people.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThroughout construction, operation and maintenance the project activity offers job opportunities for skilled and unskilled workers in the area.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 93,730 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionKarnataka, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions93,735 t CO2Validated bySGS United Kingdom Ltd.Verified byLGAI Technological Center, S.A.