Wind Power Project of Hindustan Platinum in Maharashtra
This wind power project located in the village of Revangoan, India, has an installed capacity of 3.3 MW. The project not only lead to the reduction of CO2 emissions, but also has a positive impact in the local community. It improves the power availability and creates job opportunities.
Hindustan Platinum Pvt Ltd (HPPL) has invested in the setup of 2 nos. of 1650 kW WTGs at Revangoan (Bhud) village of Khanapur Taluka of Sangli District in Maharashtra state in India. The total capacity of the project activity is 3.3 MW. The project activity would result into total CO2 emission reduction of 57290 tons for 10 years of crediting period.
Contribution of project activity to sustainable development:
1. Social well-being:
The proposed project activity leads to alleviation of poverty by establishing direct and indirect employment benefits accruing out of ancillary units for manufacturing towers for erecting the WTGs and for maintenance during operation of the project activity. The infrastructure in and around the project area will also improve due to project activities. This includes development of road network and improvement of the quality of electricity in terms of its availability and frequency as the generated electricity is fed into a deficit grid.
2. Economic well-being:
The generated electricity is fed into the NEWNE grid through local grid, thereby improving power availability local grid, which will provide new opportunities for industries and economic activities to be setup in the area thereby resulting in greater local employment, ultimately leading to overall development. The project activity also leads to diversification of the national energy supply, which is dominated by conventional fuel based generating units.
3. Environmental well-being:
The project utilizes wind energy for generating electricity which otherwise would have been generated through alternate fuels (most likely - fossil fuel) based power plants, thereby contributing to the reduction in specific emissions (emissions of pollutant/unit of energy generated) including GHG emissions. As wind power projects produce no end products in the form of solid waste (ash etc.), they address the problem of solid waste disposal encountered by most other sources of power. Being a renewable resource, using wind energy to generate electricity contributes to resource conservation. Thus the project causes no negative impact on the surrounding environment contributing to environmental well-being.
4. Technological well-being:
The project activity leads to the promotion of 1650 kW WTGs into the region, demonstrating the success of large capacity wind turbines. Power generation from this WTGs are exported to grid through nearest substation thus increasing energy availability and improving quality of power under the service area of the substation. Hence, the project leads to technological well-being.
For more details on this project, please click here and for more information on the project developer, please click here.
For more information on the social benefits of the project click here.