ONGC wind power project

Project full name

51 MW wind power project of ONGC at Surajbari, Gujarat in India

CDM Project number

2856

Description

The CDM project is a wind power project in the state of Gujarat, which is considered as one of the most wind rich states of the country. The project activity involves the installation and the operation of thirty four of 1500 kW Suzlon Wind Electricity Generators (WEGs) having a collective wind power generation capacity of 51 MW.  In absence of the project activity electricity would be supplied through fossil fuel based grid electricity. The project activity is expected to displace the electricity generated using fossil fuels, with renewable source of energy, thus reducing the GHG emissions thereby generating a cleaner and sustainable form of electricity. The estimated annual average amount of emission reduction due to the wind power project for a crediting period of seven years is 85762 tCO2e per annum.

Report summary

Key promises made by project proponents:

  • project activity leads to alleviation of poverty by generating additional income
  • lead to removal of social disparities and therefore, the project is contributing to provision of basic amenities to people leading to improvement in quality of life of people
  • wind power is an environmentally friendly mode of power generation with no negative impact on human health and leads to reduction of pollution in comparison to the alternative of fossil fuel based power plants

Situation on the ground:

Employment has been created by the project activity for a number of villagers. Due to the unavailability of skilled labourers, only a limited number of the local population is employed with this CDM activity. Claiming to contribute to an allevation of poverty by generating additional income, this promis is only complied with to a certain extend. No environmental impacts have been caused by this project.

Wind

Project participants

  • India:
  • M/s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC)
  • Switzerland:
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) (withdrawn)

Registration date

01 March 2010

Carbon credits issued to date

245.005

Exact location

Jakhau and Budiya
Kutch district
Gujarat
India

Relevant links at UNFCCC website

PDD
host country letter of approval
validation report

Sustainable development benefits

social well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project activity leads to alleviation of poverty by generating additional income
  • lead to removal of social disparities and therefore, the project is contributing to provision of basic amenities to people leading to improvement in quality of life of people

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Jobs 

  • 25 villagers of the Sindhali village have been provided with employment opportunities
  • besides these 25 employed people, villagers were not benefitted with any direct or indirect employment opportunities
  • reason for further non-involvement can be the lack of technically skilled labourers in the village

Health and safety

  • enhancing health services: 
  • no medical facilities are available in village Budhiya
  • villagers rely on the medical facilities of village Naliya

economic well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project activity requires additional investment to be made to set up the wind turbines, including additional infrastructure like approach roads, substations, transport of construction materials, etc. by way of which the project is leading to development of additional sectors, generation of new jobs and avenues of employment for the local people

environmental well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project uses natural resource of wind to generate clean and green power
  • impact of the project activity on the state of Gujarat is that there is no degradation of natural resources used for the project
  • wind power is an environmentally friendly mode of power generation with no negative impact on human health and leads to reduction of pollution in comparison to the alternative of fossil fuel based power plants

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

  • no impact on environmental quality

technological well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project activity utilises environmentally safe and sound wind power technology that is comparable to the best practices across the world

Sources and Materials

Sources

  • Laya field visit report

Organisations working on project

  • Laya

Last update

03.12.2014


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