The project sponsor is Modern Road Makers Pvt. Ltd. (MRMPL). It is a subsidiary of IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited (IRBIDL) which is involved in the construction, operation and maintenance of roads through various infrastructure projects in the road sector and is one of the major road developers in India.
The project involves generation of electricity from wind power by installation of 16 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Each WTG has an installed capacity of 1.25 MW. The total installed capacity of the project is 20 MW.
The purpose of the project is to produce power from clean source and to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels for energy requirements.
The project activity is located at villages Mudari, Ganesh ki Dhani, Dhava and Dedha in the district of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
Being a renewable resource, using wind energy to generate electricity contributes to resource conservation. MRMPL develops this project keeping in consideration of the funding available under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This is because the project activity qualifies as a CDM project as it feeds clean power to the Indian electricity grid thereby helping in significant reduction of GHG emissions.
The project activity is also responsible for sustainable economic growth and conservation of environment through use of wind as a renewable source.
The project activity contributes towards local socio-economic development around its area of operation through provision of employment opportunities (direct and indirect) for local population. It contributes towards improving the India’s power deficit situation by contributing to the power grid and making power accessible to more people. The project activity also improves the availability of electricity on the state grid and provides more opportunities for industries to establish themselves in the region.
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