1138 · Wind energy
  • Northeast, Brazil
14 wind parks that boost sustainable development in the northeast of Brazil

In northeastern Brazil, this wind energy project contributes significantly to climate action and supports the surrounding communities with clean energy. The area of the 14 wind farms stretches across the borders of the states of Piauí and Pernambuco. A total of 156 turbines are operated here, supplying renewable electricity to the Brazilian power grid with a total capacity of 358.8 MW. In this way, the project saves approximately 652,150 tons of CO2 per year that would otherwise have been generated by power generation from fossil fuels.

The project focuses particularly on the needs of local communities, improving local infrastructure and creating access to training opportunities.

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 project feeds clean and renewable electricity to the Brazilian grid with 156 turbines and a total capacity of 358.8 MW.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe project will generate additional sources of income for landowners as the project area can still be used for other purposes.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 652,150 tonnes of CO2 per year.
Project standardVerified Carbon Standard (VCS)TechnologyWind energyRegionNortheast, BrazilEstimated annual emission reductions652,150 t CO2Verified byRINA Services S.p.A. (RINA)Validated byEarthood Services Private Limited