CARBON OFFSETTING PROJECTS

INDIA, Wind Based Power Generation, In The State Of Maharashtra

 

  • Type: Wind Power
  • Location: India, Asia
  • Standard: VCS
  • Procect ID: VCS 1523
  • Est. Reductions: 136,936 tCO2e per year

This project generates power using a renewable energy source (wind) and sells the power generated to the state grid.
The project activity involves the installation and maintenance of Wind Turbines. The total installed capacity of the project is 80 MW; which involves operation of 40 Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs), each with a capacity of 2 MW. The project is promoted by Panama Wind Energy Godawari Private Limited and located at Maharashtra state in India.

The power produced displaces an equivalent amount of power from the grid, which is fed mainly by fossil fuel fired power plants. Hence, it results in reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. GHG emission reductions from the project activity will be 136,936 tonnes of CO2 per year, with the total expected GHG emission reductions across the 10 year crediting period of 1,369,360 tonnes of CO2.

The Project activity is a new facility with the purpose of generating electricity by the utilization of wind power and further selling the generated energy to the NEWNE Grid. In this process there is no consumption of any fossil fuel and hence the project does not lead to any greenhouse gas emissions. Thus, electricity would be generated through sustainable means without causing any negative impact on the environment.

The crediting period started in March 2014 and is expected to run for 10 years.

Additional Benefits

  • Generation of employment opportunities during the construction and operation of the project
  • The project helps reduce the demand - supply gap in the region
  • The project will demonstrate the technology in the region and help encourage other wind power projects

TURKEY, Hydroelectric Power Plant

  • Type: Hydro Power
  • Location: Turkey, Europe
  • Standard: VCS
  • Project ID: VCS 806
  • Est. Reductions: 27,000 tCO2e per year

The YESİL Hydro Electric Power Plant (HEPP) is a grid-connected small-scale hydropower plant with a run-of-river reservoir in Sivas province, Turkey. The total installed capacity of the Project is 14 MW, comprising three 4.666 MW turbines, with a predicted electricity supply to the grid of 56.16 GWh per annum.


The project is composed of a regulator, conveyance channel, headpool and a powerhouse. The regulator consists of water inlet structure, sediment pool, hard-filled weir and gravel passage. Water will be diverted at the regulator from 1,431 meters of altitude via the conveyance channel of 8,000 m and channelled into the headpool at the 1,426 m. Through penstocks of 840 m (total), the water will be carried to the powerhouse where two vertical type of Francis turbines lie.

Additional Benefits

  • Utilize the hydroelectric potential of Turkey to meet the increasing electricity demand and contribute improving regional energy security.
  • Increase share of HEPPs in electricity generation mix of Turkey and reduce GHG emissions.
  • Contribute to economic development by creating job opportunities during construction (72 people) and operation (13 people) phases.
  • Reduce import dependency on fossil fuel weighed electricity sector and diversify generation mix through use of local resources.

CHINA, Biomass Power Project

  • Type: Bio mass Power
  • Location: China, Asia
  • Standard: VCS
  • Project ID: VCS 767
  • Est. Reductions:106,559  tCO2e per year

Wuhe Kaidi Biomass Power Project is a biomass utilization project developed by Wuhe Kaidi Green Energy Development Co., Ltd. and is located in the South of Chemical Industrial Park, Mohekou Industrial park,Wuhe Economic Development District, Bengbu City, Anhui Province, P.R. China.


The project is designed to produce 126,720MWh of electricity per year from burning biomass residues, displacing electricity generated by East China Power Grid (ECPG), which is dominated by fossil fuel-fired power plants, and thus reducing greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions.

Additional Benefits

  • Excellent development benefits – farmers gain an additional revenue stream and receive leftover ash to use as fertiliser.
  • Strong social benefits – the project has created 158 good quality jobs that pay 60% more than the local average.
  • Robust environmental features – using organic waste to generate electricity,the activity displaces fossil fuels and simultaneously reduces methane emissions.

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