Gold Standard GS2483 Wind Power Carbon Offset in Hindustan

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Project Description

GS ID 2483

Gold Standard Certified Project

Gold Standard Certified Project.

PROJECT DEVELOPER

Wind World (India) Limited

METHODOLOGY

ACM0002 Grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources

CREDITING PERIOD

Mar 15, 2010 ― Mar 14, 2020

STANDARDS VERSION

Gold Standard for the Global Goals

ANNUAL ESTIMATED CREDITS

101,047

PROJECT SCALE

Large Scale

PROJECT TYPE

Wind

DESCRIPTION

The objective is development, design, engineering, procurement, finance, construction, operation and maintenance of Enercon Wind Farm (Hindustan) Ltd. (EWHPL) 60 MW wind power project (“Project”) in the Indian state of Rajasthan to provide reliable, renewable power to the Rajasthan state electricity grid which is part of the Northern regional electricity grid. The Project will lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions because it displaces electricity from fossil fuel based electricity generation plants.

Wind Power

THE SITUATION

Wind Projects produce renewable energy to power homes and industry, keeping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere each year. Developing countries have experienced a rapid increase in the demand for electricity fuelled by economic growth over the past two decades. However, with demand outpacing the current supply, electricity shortages and increasingly regular power cuts are negatively affecting the economy and local livelihoods.

THE SOLUTION

Wind turbines generate clean electricity, displacing energy generated from fossil fuels and reducing global emissions. They contribute to bridging the supply-demand electricity gap in developing countries and are an important investment in renewable energy. In addition to replacing electricity generated by fossil fuels, these projects provide opportunities for the next generation of renewable energy technicians by providing work and critical experience.

THE IMPACT

These projects meet growing demands with clean energy and helping drive a low carbon future and boost local economic development. They projects create steady jobs for the operation of the wind farm and pave the way for similar wind power projects in the region. This can include the construction of upgraded power transmission lines which reduces electricity losses and improves supply.

THE OUTCOME

By reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in electricity generation, wind projects make a significant contribution to climate action globally. Air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and particles resulting from the electricity generation from fossil fuels are reduced. The projects can boost local small economies by creating local employment during both the construction and operational phases, stimulating climate skills technology in developing countries.

Verification

The Gold Standard Registry issues carbon credits, each is equivalent to one tonne of CO2e. It is the central repository for all information and documentation relating to Gold Standard projects and units. The Registry also ensures the uniqueness of projects and credits in the system. Projects are subject to a rigorous verification process where transparency underpins the positive outcomes of the carbon projects it certifies.

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