Improving energy supply and livelihoods in Southern India

The project sites are located at Villages Anabaru and Arasinagundi in the Jagalur Taluk in the district of Davangere, in the Indian state of Karnataka. 18 Wind Turbines of 1.65 MW capacity each totaling 29.70 MW are spread over two locations in the State of Karnataka, belonging to the one wind farm. The project activity involves the development and operation of wind based electricity generation facilities which are connected to the grid.

The generated electricity will be fed into the state grid for a period of 20 years. This pilot project is the first of its kind to use underground transmission lines, which is 8 times safer for the environment. It is the first of its kind to use the SCADA system which improves the project infrastructure by supporting water treatment and distribution, minimizing waste water and loss of oil and gas to make an even more energy efficient project.

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)
No PovertyDirect improvement for the living conditions of more than 100 people.
Zero HungerNew trees have been planted along with crop to improve the delivery of vegetation levels in the surrounding areas
Quality EducationSecure education for 100 children, improved infrastructure in local village schools.
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe project helps to bridge India’s energy deficit, increase the share of renewable energy in the regional grid and decrease the dependency on fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Decent Work and Economic Growth350 jobs have been created for local residents.
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureThe project contributed towards improvement or development of hospital, temples, roads, schools etc.
Reduced InequalitiesEmpowerment of the vulnerable sections of society dwelling near the project area.
Responsible Consumption and ProductionWaste is collected for locals by the project owner and disposed safely, reducing pests in local villages. Reducing pollutants like SOx, NOx associated with, e.g., coal-fired power plants.
Climate ActionThe project saves an average of 88,240 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Life on LandLocal land surrounding the sites has been restored after the construction phase and there are no migratory birds or endangered species near the project.
Partnerships for the GoalsOur carbon offset projects are building bridges from companies from industrialized countries to people in the world's poorest regions.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologyWind energyRegionJagalur, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions88,240 t CO2Validated byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SASVerified by4K Earth Sciences Private Limited