Overview: Wind power displacing fossil fuel power generation
The project is a wind farm, consisting of 112 wind turbine generators, each with a capacity of between 350KW and 1000KW, with a total generation capacity of 45.2 MW.
The electricity generated by the wind farm is fed into the state electricity grid. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions by displacing electricity that would otherwise be generated locally from thermal power stations using fossil fuels.
Benefits: Emissions reductions and sustainable development
The two wind farms reduce emissions equivalent to approximately 63,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, based on the UNFCCC Approved Methodology ACM 0002/version 04 - Consolidated baseline methodology for grid connected electricity generation from renewable sources.
Sustainable development benefits of the project include its contribution towards meeting the electricity supply deficit in Maharashtra, local natural resource conservation, and the associated rural and infrastructure development in the areas around the project.
The project itself contributes to CO2e abatement and to the more general development of renewable technology and its application locally. It also brings a reduction of other harmful emissions such as SOx, NOx, PM etc. from the local fossil-fueled power stations.
Project carbon credits
This project is being re-submitted for UN CDM approval. Issued carbon credits represent achieved emissions savings equivalent to approximately 401,202 tonnes of CO2 in total, during the operating period 2000 to 2006 and were verified to the Voluntary Carbon Standard in October 2007 by TÜV NORD. (Certificate available upon request).