More renewable energy for South India through wind power

As in many other countries, wind power is also on the rise as a reliable source of renewable energy in India. Since spring 2010 the wind turbines installed by the project in Tirupur in the south of India, supply about 25,800 MWh of clean electricity per year to the local grid. This alternative power source helps to reduce the demand and supply gap regarding energy in the area.

Without the project, the rising power demand would otherwise have to be met by fossil fuel power plants releasing high emission amounts. Adding more wind energy to the electricity mix through this project hence saves about 24,360 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. It also benefits the community by creating jobs and fostering the development of the local infrastructure.

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).

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyThe wind turbines installed by the project generate about 25,800 MWh of clean electricity per year that are fed into the South Indian grid.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthLocals benefit from job opportunities during construction and operation. The project also provides business opportunities for companies in the region such as contractors, suppliers, etc.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 24,360 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardClean Development Mechanism (CDM)TechnologyWind energyRegionTirupur, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions24,360 t CO2Validated byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SASVerified byLGAI Technological Center, S.A.