The Kaladonger wind power project consists of 36 wind turbines.
The wind park benefits both the environment and the people.

Offset project 2016: Wind energy in India

CO2 emissions are unavoidably generated as a result of our business operations and projects, be they office activities, staff trips to project sites or participants travelling to our seminars and conferences. As a foundation dedicated to climate protection, we record all the emissions produced and compensate for them through an offset project.

Our founder, Munich Re, compensates for the emissions from the foundation's offices and the business trips of its employees. To offset our events, we buy CO2 certificates from recognised and certified climate-protection projects. This year, we are supporting a wind power project in India. 

The Kaladonger wind power project in the Indian state of Rajasthan consists of 36 wind turbines with a total output of 75.6 megawatts. The project supports the economic and ecologically sustainable development of the power sector and also helps to reduce the electricity shortages in the region. With the amount of renewable energy generated by the wind park, more than 100,000 households in the region can be supplied with energy each year. Using wind energy avoids greenhouse gas emissions which would otherwise be caused by power production based on fossil fuels. In total, the reduction amounts to more than 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents. 

Besides ecological aspects, such as the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and economic factors, such as the increase in energy availability in the region, the project also contributes to social aspects of sustainable development. Through the creation of jobs, the development of new business opportunities and the improvement of local infrastructure, poverty in the region can be reduced.

 

Details: 

Verification  TÜV NORD CERT GmbH
 Annual Volume  126,817 tonnes CO2 equivalents
 Type of Certificate  Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)
 Partner  ClimatePartner

 

RK, 3 February 2017

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