Clean energy and safe work environment through wind power plant

The coastal belt along the Northwestern Province of Sri Lanka offers great wind energy potential. However, Sri Lanka had only one grid-connected wind power plant until the project’s power plant was commissioned in 2010. The project, located close to Mampuri, contributes to increasing the share of renewable energy in the national grid that is dominated by fossil fuels. The eight wind turbines are expected to generate a net energy output of about 27.6 GWh per year.

In addition to avoiding CO2 emissions, the project contributes to the sustainable development of the region by creating jobs and improving the local infrastructure. Employees mainly work indoors and are not exposed to an unsafe environment, as the project applies an automated wind power generating facility with a remote controlling system. The project activity has also improved the road along the coast in Mampuri, which has enhanced the mobility of villagers.

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 increases the share of renewable energy by supplying approximately 27.6 GWh per year and making clean energy available for the locals.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthDuring construction, operation and maintenance of the wind park job opportunities are generated. Also, necessary skill and safety training is provided on a regular basis.
Climate ActionThe project saves about of 18,760 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionMampuri, Sri LankaEstimated annual emission reductions18,768 t CO2Validated bySGS United Kingdom Ltd.Verified byKBS Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. (KBS)