SCB Bundled Renewable Wind Power
Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala, India
Project Partner: SCB Environmental Markets
Offset Verification: Verified Carbon Standard
* CORSIA Eligible Project
* Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation
India is heavily dependent on coal for its energy needs, with coal accounting for about 70% of the country’s total electricity generation. However, coal-based power generation has significant environmental and health impacts, including air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and land degradation. Wind energy can play a critical role in reducing these negative impacts and transitioning towards a more sustainable energy future.
Apart from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality, wind power can also provide economic benefits. Wind farms can create job opportunities, stimulate local economies, and provide a reliable source of income for farmers and landowners. The Indian wind industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, with several large-scale wind farms being developed across the country.
Overall, wind power has significant potential in India, both in terms of meeting the country’s energy needs and addressing environmental concerns. With continued investment and support, wind power can help India achieve its renewable energy targets and transition towards a more sustainable and cleaner energy future.
How it works
Wind power is a crucial source of renewable energy for India, helping the country reduce its reliance on fossil fuels such as coal. The Bundled Renewable Wind Power project by SCB has installed wind turbine generators in three Indian states, generating clean and renewable electricity that is supplied to the state grid.
By increasing wind power production, India can continue to support future generations with a cheap and sustainable source of electricity, while also improving air quality and reducing land pollution. The use of wind energy can also displace electricity generated from fossil fuel power plants, further reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The SCB Bundled Renewable Wind Power project is a prime example of the potential for wind power to help India transition towards a more sustainable and cleaner energy future.
The estimated annual average greenhouse gas emission reductions from the seven project activities are 127,207 tC02e and the total estimated GHG emissions reductions over the project’s lifetime is 1,272,070 tC02e.
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