Clean, renewable and sustainable: more wind power for East China

In the field of wind energy China plays an important role. Especially in the last couple of years, the Chinese countryside has been increasingly used for wind power projects. Since 2016, the 15 installed wind turbines in Yunxiao County (Fujian Province, China) feed about 65,668 MWh per year to the East China Power Grid (ECPG), contributing to increase the share of clean energy in the electricity mix.

The main source of energy in the ECPG are fossil fuel power plants. The project helps to replace parts of this high- emission electricity with renewable energy. By that, about 45,360 tonnes of CO2 emissions are saved every year. In addition to providing clean energy to the local grid, the project also contributes to economic growth, creates employment opportunities and improves the energy infrastructure in the area.

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 wind turbines provide 65,668 MWh of renewable energy to the East China Power Grid per year.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthOverall, 15 full-time jobs have been created, almost equally distributed among men (7 employees) and women (8 employees).
Climate ActionThe project saves about 45,360 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionYunxiao, ChinaEstimated annual emission reductions45,365 t CO2Validated byShenzhen CTI International Certification Co., Ltd (CTI)Verified byShenzhen CTI International Certification Co., Ltd (CTI)