Generating wind energy in a country whose grid is dominated by fossil fuels.
The main purpose of this project is to generate clean forms of electricity through renewable wind energy sources. The project involves the installation of a 100-megawatt wind farm in the state of Gujarat, India. Over the first ten years of its crediting period, the project will replace anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gasses (estimated to be approximately 172,333 tCO2e per year), thereon displacing 183,960 megawatt-hours/year of electricity from the generation-mix of power plants connected to the Indian grid—itself dominated by thermal and fossil fuel-based power plants.
In addition to expanding renewable wind energy production, this project offers myriad co-benefits, from local job creation to the assurance of higher quality air for those living within the Gujarat region, thanks to the prevention of environmental pollution from oil, gas, and coal-generated electricity.
This project is both additional (it would not have happened without the carbon credit revenues that make the project financially attractive for investors) and permanent (the avoidance of the emissions that would have occurred from a non-renewable energy facility occur in perpetuity).