1155 · Energía eólica
  • Maharashtra, India
Improved electricity supply and sustainable development

The project in the Indian state of Maharashtra saves carbon emissions by generating clean electricity from wind power. The project activity includes the installation of 33 wind turbines with a capacity of 1.5 MW each near the villages of Kukudwad, Pukalewadi, Pachwad, Hiwarwadi, Vikhale in Satara County. The total capacity of the wind farm is 49.5 MW. The power plant generates an average of 77,445 MWh of clean electricity per year, which will be fed into the regional power grid North Eastern Western and North Eastern (NEWNE) and thus improve the regional energy supply.

Besides saving greenhouse gas emissions, our carbon offset project contributes to improving the economic and social development in the region.

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 EnergyPower supply and promotion of the expansion of renewable energies in the region
Decent Work and Economic GrowthNew jobs in the construction and operating phase; stimulating the local economy through better electricity supply
Climate ActionThe project saves about 73,780 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionMaharashtra, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions73,789 t CO2Verified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AValidated byEarthood Services Private Limited