The deficit is being met by stimulating the development of renewable energy technologies (RETS). Wind energy – with a share of 70% of the total supply of RETS energy – has emerged as the winner within the program within recent years. Currently, an estimated 28,000 jobs have been created in the wind energy sector and this will grow to 84,000 by 2020 and 113,000 by 2030.
Climate & Environment
- Reduces the emission of CO2
- Greens the energy mix in India
- Contributes to the reduction of deforestation
Social & Economic
- Employment creation
- Good working conditions, fair pay and access to insurance
- Region can develop economically because of its stable energy source and better infrastructure
- Building knowledge and expertise on wind energy projects, education and training programs
- Building knowledge about certification, such as ISO 26000
About the project
Thanks to our mix of small scale wind energy projects in India, in regions such as Karnataka and Gujarat, local families, often in remote areas, are able to use a stable supply of clean energy. The location of these wind farms is carefully chosen in areas with a high/average wind speed. The most modern wind turbine technologies are used to guarantee the highest efficiency and that as much energy as possible is generated.
The infrastructure around the wind farms has been significantly improved. The combination of access to clean energy and good infrastructure creates new opportunities for the expansion of economic activities in the region. The low energy use by households in India means that a relatively high number of households can use the clean energy. The company that produces the wind energy informs the public about the effects and advantages of this green energy and energy efficient behaviour. They also contribute to ‘community care’ by establishing schools and setting up health facilities.
Anthesis, through Climate Neutral Group, has chosen a mix of wind energy projects in India for several years because they are very efficient, because they significantly lower CO2 emissions and because they provide remote populations with clean energy. We find it important that the projects give a positive boost to the region and the local population. The projects are certified according to the VCS standard, which monitors the project and annually guarantees its quality and results.