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WIND POWER PROJECT IN TAMIL NADU, INDIA

Location

Bundled Wind Power Project is located in various sites in the State of Tamil Nadu, India and co-ordinated by Tamil Nadu Spinning Mills Association (TASMA-II).

General description of the project activity

TASMA–II involves bundling of 812 small wind mill sub projects and the generated wind power, which is used for meeting the captive needs and/ or to export to the grid. All the wind mills are connected to the grid of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB)/Southern Grid.

India's growing energy demands and limited domestic fossil fuel reserves might leave negative impact on rural areas without the development of alternative sources of energy. The intent of the Project was to reduce GHG emission and promote sustainable development by the use of renewable wind energy. It has become possible by bringing together a number of investors with small power requirements to invest into wind turbines. The Project assists the State of Tamil Nadu in stimulation, acceleration and commercialization of the grid connected to renewable energy technologies.

The project activity generates approximately 804 GWh of power, using wind energy through the wind turbine technology, enabling displacement of grid energy of the same quantum and also contributes to delaying the addition to the capacity of new conventional power plants.

The maximum portion of the energy generated from the project has been utilized for self-consumption and the remaining is being sold to the utility thereby meeting the power needs of the State and narrowing the demand supply gap.

The project promotes best practices among its members which includes green practices such as wind based electricity generation and energy efficiency.

Contribution to Economic Value

Development of Rural / Backward areas

  • Provides national energy security, especially when global fossil fuel reserves threaten the long term sustainability of the Indian economy.
  • Contributes towards reducing power shortage in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  • Land Values of the area have considerably increased. In 2012 values of properties of agricultural lands have, on an average, gone up by 270 per cent and the values of properties in residential areas have seen an average 170 per cent rise.
  • Decreases medical costs after Oversy has initiated to immunize inhabitants of local developing areas.
  • Local trade and commercial activities such as shops, lodging-houses have increased. With the development of region, tourism industry has grown with about GDP of 100 million US dollars, bringing even more profits to locals.
  • New business areas like weigh-bridges have opened up.

Contributions to Environment

  • Wind power is a renewable energy. There is no depletion of resources, which ensures sustainable development through the generation of eco-friendly power.
  • The Project promotes conservation of natural resources including land, forests, minerals, water and ecosystems.
  • About 17 river basins, 61 reservoir and 41948 tanks can be protected by windmills.
  • 2000 species of wildlife and 3000 species of fauna are preserved.
  • Local nurseries are flourishing.
  • There is no emission in wind power, no treated effluent since there is no water consumption, no problem of solid waste handling and there are not much of noise and heat emissions.
  • By developing this project in Tamil Nadu, 90% of India's lignite reserves, 45% of magnetite and over 40% of garnet have been conserved.
  • The windmills are used for pumping water for drinking purposes or minor irrigation that is very important in rural areas, where potable water for most locals is less than 40 liters per person a day.
  • There is no hazardous waste eliminated into the air, that causes acid rain which harm forests, wildlife and human health.
  • The State’s official trees – Palmyra - have been protected. Trees are growing taller.
  • The area around the windmills will be used for plantation. TASMA has planed to plant Jatropha (Oil from Jatropha curca seeds are used for making Bio- Fuel) in all the sites.

Contributions to Social Value

  • Most of the sites where these wind mills are located are backward areas and the large scale presence of windmills here increases direct and indirect employment opportunities to approximately 500 new direct employees.
  • Education has become possible for over 100 local children.
  • Most of the local labor is trained in wind mill operation and maintenance, which results in skill improvement of the local people as they have been exposed to new technologies.
  • Life style and culture of the local people have improved with better economic and living conditions in the state.
  • Transport facilities including roads and rails have improved, this means it gives access to schools and other education institutions, improving literacy and skills in whole region.
  • Communication has improved drastically in the villages and in the remote hilly terrains, where the projects are situated. This allows people living in the hilly area access to education, jobs, hospitals and culture events integrating them into society.
  • The windmill sites and approach paths have facilitated grazing of cattle. Windmills do not disturb eco-system, which is important for rivers, because the state is one of the leaders on fisheries production.
  • Lives have been protected by over 500 new jobs.

Checklist

  • Additionality Standart: CDM
  • 3rd Party Verified: TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH
  • Lifetime CO2 reduction: 7,593,440 tCO2
  • CO2 reduction: 759,344 tCO2
  • Serial No.: 1660-68928310-68928333-VCU-009-MER-IN-1-633-10042006-31122006-0