Indian Wind Power

 Project Details:

Project ID 619
Project Proponent Mineral Enterprises Limited
Project Status Registered – VCUs Issued
Sectoral Scope 1. Energy (renewable/non-renewable)
GHG Origination Program Verified Carbon Standard
Project Validator Tuev Nord Cert GmbH

Estimated amount of emission reductions over the crediting period including project size:

Over the crediting period of 10 years, project would generate 322,750 tCO2e.

 

Project Profile:

The project activity involves the development and operation of 20 wind based electricity generation facilities to be connected to the grid, with aggregate installed capacity of 15MW.Located within the wind park at Chitradurga in the Indian state of Karnataka, the project will provide reliable, renewable power to the Karnataka Electrical Grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by reliance on fossil fuels. Indian wind

It is thus understood, that prior to the initiation of the proposed project activity, the electricity produced in the baseline of the Southern Grid was generated by burning of the fossil fuels in the fossil fuel fired power plants. The new wind electric generators installed in the proposed VCS project substitute the baseline consumption of electricity produced from fossil fuel operated power plants, with cleaner zero GHG emitting fuel (wind) to operate the wind power plant. Thus, more carbon intensive fossil fuels are substituted with zero carbon intensive fuels for the operation of the proposed VCS power plant.

 Project Location:

The Project activity is located in the Jogimatti Wind Zone at Chitradurga District in Karnataka, India. Located along the Bangalore–Mumbai highway, the sites are all within the Hiriyur and Hosadurga talukas of Chitradurga district.


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 Project Benefits:

The project assists in the sustainable development of the country, and the state of Karnataka by reducing its dependency on fossil fuels, reducing local air pollution, providing emission free clean electricity and employment to rural youth both during the construction phase and the entire lifetime of the project.

Socio-Economic:

The proposed VCS project activity leads to alleviation of poverty by generating additional employment opportunities for the local people of the project area both during the construction phase and the entire lifetime of the project. This would lead to removal of social disparities and therefore, the project is contributing to provision of basic amenities to people leading to improvement in quality of life of people.

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The proposed VCS project activity required additional investment to be made to set up the wind turbines, and infrastructure like approach roads, substations, etc.

 indian wind 2 Environmental:The project uses natural resource, wind, to generate clean and green power. Thus, the impact of the project activity on the state of Karnataka is that it reduces Karnataka’s dependency on fossil fuels due to use of wind as fuel source.There is no degradation of resources used for the project. Wind power is a bio-diversity and environmental friendly mode of power generation with no negative impact on human health and leads to reduction of pollution in general as compared to the alternative sources of power such as fossil fuel.
Technological:The project activity utilises environmentally safe and sound wind power technology that is comparable to best practices across the world. Wind power development is at its beginning stage both in local area and national level. The successful implementation of the proposed project will contribute to wider deployment of wind power technology in local and national level. indian wind 3

 

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