The project activity involves the setup of a wind farm in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It contributes to the reduction of GHG emissions and provides clean renewable power to the regional NEWNE grid. The provision of job opportunities and communication facilities are the main co-benefits of the project.
The project consists of 30 wind electricity generators (WEGs) of 800 kW capacity each, i.e. a total capacity of 24 MW. The wind electric generators (WEGs) produce 3-phase power at 400V, which is stepped up to 33 KV. These WEGs are based on gearless technology, which helps to eliminate mechanical losses. It also combines the variable speed with variable pitch and hence increases the conversion efficiency. This technology is well established and runs successfully at various sites in India.
The project leads to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide clean renewable power to the regional NEWNE grid.
The project activity has provided direct and indirect employment opportunities to the local population during the construction and operational phases. Employment generation helps to alleviate poverty in the local community and reduces income disparity. The infrastructure developed for the project activity benefits the local community. For example, villagers use the roads built to connect the project sites. 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. Communication facilities in the surrounding villages, which are located in remote areas, have substantially improved too.
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