Project details
1503 · Wind energy
  • Macaúbas, Brazil
All good things come in threes – wind energy in Brazil

Bahia is the Brazilian state with the longest coastline on the Atlantic and also has the potential for onshore wind energy. Through the project, a total of three wind power plants were constructed close the municipality of Brotas de Macaúbas. These plants supply 305,538 MWh of clean energy per year to the Brazilian National Interconnected System (SIN) and boost the share of renewable energy in the power mix.

Since the economy and population is continuously growing in Brazil, so does the demand for electricity. Without the project, this need would have to be met with energy from fossil fuel-based sources. The clean and renewable energy provided by the project hence is an important contribution to the sustainable development of the country by saving about 62,620 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 three wind power plants generate about 305,538 MWh per year, ensuring a better availability of clean energy for the Brazilian population.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthDuring the duration of the project, about 300 jobs are created in the area, promoting economic development and improving the living standard of locals.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 62,620 tonnes CO2 per year.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionMacaúbas, BrazilEstimated annual emission reductions62,623 t CO2Validated byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SASVerified byRINA Services S.p.A. (RINA)