Wind in Maharashtra, India

Standard: VCS      Technology: Wind      Location: India

Located in Maharashtra, India, this wind turbine project converts wind energy into renewable electricity, selling the power generated to the state grid. The project comprises 40 wind turbines, each of 2 MW capacity. Together, they feed into the large NEWNE grid (Northern, Eastern, Western and North-Eastern), saving some 135,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. Importantly, they displace the need for electricity generated by fossil-fuel powered plants, in line with India’s renewable energy goals. The project developer has also invested in local healthcare, raising awareness of the importance of donating blood, and organising blood donation camps in local communities.

Delivering against the Global Goals

Local people are gaining knowledge about the importance of donating blood, and participate in blood donation camps organised by the project developer.

The project is displacing fossil-fueled energy from the local grids, reducing air pollutants such as NOx, SO2 and particulate matter.

The project has created approximately 150 permanent jobs in the local community.

The project’s commercial success has inspired more entrepreneurs to invest in wind technology.

The project is saving some 135,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.