Thermal solar power Rajasthan

Project full name

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions through Thermal Solar Power Technology – Rajasthan Sun Technique Energy Pvt. Ltd

CDM Project number

9293

Description

The CDM project is a 125 MW large-scale grid connected thermal solar power project, located in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India.  In absence of the project activity, the electricity to the NEWNE would have been generated from sub-critical coal based power generation plants.  The project activity will generate the estimated annual emission reductions are 215,132 tCO2e annually over the crediting period of 10 years.

Report summary

Key promises made by project proponents:

  • project activity would create employment opportunities during construction and operation stages. Such opportunities lead to higher income levels leading to removal of social disparities prevalent in the region.
  • energy generated by the project activity leads to reduced emission intensity in combined regional grid which otherwise would have generated from fossil fuel

Situation on the ground:

Employment opportunities have been created for the local population by the project activity. Villagers have been employed as contractual labourers at the constructional phase of the project and further on an intermittent basis for weeding purposes.

Solar

Project participants

  • India:
  • M/s Rajasthan Sun Technique Energy Pvt. Ltd
  • Sweden:
  • Asian Development Bank, as trustee of the Future Carbon Fund; Swedish Energy Agency

Registration date

28 December 2012

Carbon credits issued to date

none

Exact location

Lawan
Pokaran, Jaisalmer district
Rajasthan
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 would create employment opportunities during construction and operation stages. Such opportunities lead to higher income levels leading to removal of social disparities prevalent in the region.
  • as the project activity is located in rural areas of combined regional grid, project activity would help in improvement of necessary basic infrastructure, such as roads

sustainable development benefits according to reports:

Jobs

  • employment opportunities have been created for the local people during the installation of the projects as contractual labourers
  • after the project has been completed, local labourers have been employed on an intermittent basis for weeding

economic well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • reduce energy deficit (9.34%) and peak deficit (10.4 %) prevailing in project boundary
  • encourage investors to make similar investments in promoting renewable power generation technologies

environmental well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • project activity has no negative environmental impact as relies on natural solar radiation for power generation technology
  • energy generated by the project activity leads to reduced emission intensity in combined regional grid which otherwise would have generated from fossil fuel

technological well-being

sustainable development benefits according to claims made by project developers:

  • technology to be used in the project activity would be robust, State-of-the-Art, thermal solar power generation technology
  • project activity promotes environmentally safe and sound technology

Sources and Materials

Sources

  • Laya field visit report

Organisations working on project

  • Laya

Last update

03.12.2014


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