Priyadarshini power project

Project full name

Priyadarshini – Pertinent Wind Power Project in Maharashtra

CDM Project number

9508

Description

The project activity is a grid connected wind generation project. The project activity involves the generation of clean electricity from wind energy and is supplying the energy to the NEWNE grid of India.  It will displace the equivalent amount of electricity generated by a grid connected fossil fuel fired power plant. The project activity is a bundled project activity and involves the installation of two wind turbine generators of 1.5 MW capacity each, adding up to a  total capacity of 3MW.  The project activity is expected to supply 5020 MWh of electricity annually thereby reducing GHG emissions is 4783 tonnes of CO₂ equivalent for a crediting period of 7 years.

Report summary

Key promises made by project proponents:

  • project activity during its entire life time will be responsible for improving the social conditions in the nearby region
  • development of infrastructure like road network, school, temple, street lighting
  • generation of local employment
  • alleviation of poverty by generating additional employment
  • power generation from wind power is one of the cleanest modes of power generation
  • project activity does not involve release of pollutants in air, water or soil

Situation on the ground:

The project activity does not provide direct or indirect employment for the local population, as the company seeks for skilled labourers. Therefore, the promises made in the Project Design Document (PDD) regarding the generation of local employment and the alleviation of poverty by generating additional employment are not met by the project activity. Furthermore, the project does not live up to it’s claim to improve the social conditions in the nearby region. Indicators chosen by the project proponent in the PDD, such as the development of infrastructure and schools have not been met.
Regarding the overall environmental and pollution level no complaints have been reported by the local communities.

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Project participants

  • India: 
  • M/s Priyadarshini Polysacks Ltd; M/s Pertinent Infra and Energy Ltd.

Registration date

31 December 2012

Carbon credits issued to date

none

Exact location

Kaledhone
Khatav, Satara district
Maharashtra
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 during its entire life time will be responsible for improving the social conditions in the nearby region
  • development of infrastructure like road network, school, temple, street lighting
  • generation of local employment
  • alleviation of poverty by generating additional employment
  • improvement of local economy

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Jobs 

  • no direct or indirect employment generation within the wind farm premises
  • company preferred technically skilled labourers
  • large number of non local workers are employed at project site

Welfare

  • community upliftment: 
  • no benefits provided by the company to communities
  • no provision of school or medical facility
  • no improvement of infrastructure such as roads etc
  • agriculture and animal husbandry are the main livelihood options for the villagers
  • due to low agricultural productivity villagers are forced to sell their land and migrate to nearby towns/cities in search for employment
  • lump sum paid for the sale of land has exhausted with no other major source of income or revenue stream left for the villagers, thus degrading the rural economy and overall well-being of the villagers

economic well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • the project in due course of time will draw additional investment to the region
  • project activity envisages:
  • 1. employment opprtunities
  • 2. reduce rate of migration to urban area
  • 3. market facilities for local products
  • 4. improvement of a rural economy
  • 5. project will lead to attract additional investment/opportunities in the local region

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Growth 

  • infrastructure: 
  • overall access to road infrastructure very poor, with the exception of the access roads to the wind farms new business opportunities:
  • market access and mobility very poor
  • bulk of the agricultural produce was mainly being used for self-consumption
  • within the wind farm premises, direct access to the local grocery shops from time to time for essential supplies exists, but the bulk of the main supplies come from elsewhere

environmental well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers: 

  • power generation from wind power is one of the cleanest modes of power generation
  • project activity does not involve release of pollutants in air, water or soil
  • conservation of conventional fuels

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

  • on overall environmental and pollution levels, no complaints were recorded by the villagers

technological well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • environmentally safe and sound technologies
  • technology is comparable to best practices in order to assist in upgrading the technological base in the local region

Sources and Materials

Sources

  • Laya field visit report

Organisations working on project

  • Laya

Last update

03.12.2014


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