Wind power generates energy and local jobs in India

As part of this carbon offset project, a wind power plant was realized in India in the Gujarat region near the village of Umrali. Here, a total of 19 turbines with a combined capacity of 51.3 megawatts generate sustainable energy with the help of wind power. The clean energy is fed into India's national power grid.

Since the majority of energy in India is generated by fossil fuels, wind power replaces some of this fossil energy and reduces CO2 emissions. The project also contributes to sustainable development in India. The implementation of the project will improve the infrastructure of the region and it can contribute to the further development of wind power in the area. During construction and operation, local workers will be employed in the project and occupational safety training will be provided.

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 EnergyDuring the last verified 10.5 months (October 06, 2020 to August 31, 2021), the project fed 143,358.99 MWh of clean energy into the Indian power grid.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthBy the end of August 2021, 22 people had already been employed under the project and five trainings had been conducted.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 151.190 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionUmrali, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions151,198 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A