Promoting India's sustainable development through wind power

The climate project in Bhatel in the Indian state of Gujarat supplies electricity from renewable sources with the help of wind power. Here, 23 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 MW supply the regional power grid with an average of 177,302 MWh per year. India's power grid is still heavily dominated by fossil and thermal power generation, so the project makes a valuable contribution to climate action - around 167,000 tonnes of CO2 are saved each year through this emission-low power generation.

At the same time, it promotes sustainable development in India: the local population benefits from a more stable power grid and long-term employment contracts in a region where most jobs are temporary jobs in agriculture. Paying above the regional minimum wage also improves the employees' living standards.

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 generated electricity improves the grid frequency and availability of electricity for the local consumers.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthSo far, the project has created 15 long-term jobs in a region where most employment is temporary agricultural labor.
Climate ActionThe project activity generates renewable energy instead of fossil fuel based electricity and thereby saves about 167,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionBhatel, IndiaEstimated annual emission reductions167,000 t CO2Validated byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.AVerified byApplus+ LGAI Technological Center, S.A