Wind – Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, India

53.75 MW Bundled Wind Power Project in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka by KBD Group, India

VCS 724 global location
VCS 724 global location

Project Number

VCS 724


Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)

Technology Type

Wind (53.75 MW)

Project Location

Dindigul, Coimbatore, Erode and Tirunelveli districts, Tamil Nadu, and Hassan and Gadag districts, Karnataka, India

Project Description

This project harnesses the wind power potential that exists across barren, non-agrarian hilly areas in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

There are five individual Project participants from various industries who have set up wind turbines which are bundled in this Project

The project consists of 53 wind turbines (20 x 1500 kW Suzlon, 20 x 600 kW Suzlon, 4 x 1250 kW Suzlon and 9 x 750 kW Vesta) with a total installed capacity of 53.75 MW

The electricity generated is sold to the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu State Electricity Boards in the INDIAN Grid, which has an emission intensity of 0.9269 tCO2e/ MWh

VCS 724 surrounding area with turbine
VCS 724 surrounding area with turbine

Sustainability Beyond Carbon

Wind Turbine, Tamil Nadu, India
Turbine, Tamil Nadu, India

This project generates an array of sustainability outcomes, beyond just carbon not being released from the project area’s carbon stocks

The project installed higher capacity wind turbines which helped demonstrate the reliability of large capacity wind turbines

This encouraged higher levels of investment as well as research and development in higher capacity turbines with improved efficiency

The project created employment opportunities for the local community during construction and operation

The local workforce’s technical skills and knowledge has improved, leading to increased capacity and knowledge building

The infrastructure in and around the project area has been improved due to project activities, including development of the road network and improvement of electricity availability in the region

The project has led to increased investment into a developing region which otherwise would not have happened

The generated electricity improves the grid frequency and availability of electricity to local consumers, helping overcome the supply/ demand gap which causes problems like unreliable electricity and brown outs

Improved electricity supply provides new opportunities for industries and other economic activities to be set-up in the area, thereby resulting in greater local employment and overall development

The project helps reduce air pollutants (especially NOx, SOx and particulates) by displacing fossil fuel generation

Project Design, Monitoring, Validation and Verification Reports

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