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