Project details
1517 · Wind energy
  • Satara, India
Renewable energy improves social and environmental well-being

India’s electricity demand is increasing rapidly and so is the power generation capacity. The Indian Government announced policies and measures for the development of renewable energy. However, capacity expansion is limited due to high capital costs and low plant load factors.

In order to facilitate the promotion of renewable energy generation, wind power plants are being built across the country under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism. The project uses the natural resource of wind to feed 60 MW of clean electricity per turbine into the Indian grid annually. At the same time, the project activities strengthen the local infrastructure, counteract the power shortage in the region and reduce the share of fossil fuels in the Indian energy sector. Furthermore, the wind farms have created jobs for the local population.

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 contributes to sustainable development by reducing the use of fossil fuels and the expansion of clean and efficient technologies.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project has created local jobs for the construction and operation of the wind farm. Employees receive regular trainings and develop expertise.
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureThe construction of the wind farm led to enhanced development of local infrastructure, such as building new roads and power lines.
Climate ActionThe carbon offset project saves around 94,110 tons of CO2 annually.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionSatara, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions46,076 t CO2Validated byLGAI Technological Center, S.A.Verified byKBS Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. (KBS)