Wind Power Project in Madhya Pradesh, India

Wind Power Project in Madhya Pradesh, India

Located in central India, the 100.5 MW wind power project is generating enough energy to power 42,000 homes every year and has so far prevented 1.23 million tonnes of CO₂e entering the atmosphere!

  • The wind farm produces enough energy to power the equivalent of 42,000 households every year
  • To date, 1.23 million tonnes of carbon (equivalent) have been mitigated in just 7 years
  • 76 people living in the local community have benefited from permanent employment, boosting the local economy.

The technical bit

The 100.5 MW wind power project is located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is playing an important role in reducing CO₂ emissions and contributing to the economic growth of the area by generating 180 GWh of clean electricity, that’s the equivalent amount of energy needed to power 42,000 households every year. The project has also led to the mitigation of 1.23 million tCO₂e in carbon emissions in the 7 years since it was founded.

Wider impact

The wind power generated at the Madhya wind farm is sold through the NEWNE electricity grid which supplies power throughout the region. Alongside the full time employment of 76 locals, the profits from the project have be reinvested back into the local community to support the development of the following community projects:

Bal-Vikas Education Programme – This programme provides scholarships to children to go onto higher or technical education, provides equipment to create a more active learning environment and runs a literacy programme for illiterate men and women.

Gram-Uday Health Programme – This programme runs an ambulance service and has installed infrastructure to provide clean water and sanitation to schools, community centres and the local hospital. It has also organised medical camps to distribute medicines and advice to locals and run awareness programmes to promote better nutrition, ante-natal and post-natal care and good sexual health and hygiene practices.

The Hariyali Environmental Conservation Programme – The volunteers on this programme have been planting trees in community spaces and promoting the conservation of water through rain water harvesting, dam maintenance and installing new irrigation techniques.

Shakti, Women Empowerment Programme – This programme builds awareness on basic rights to promote gender and social equality, health and hygiene and prevent harassment and violence. This programme also helps local women develop skills and move into meaningful employment.

Where is your money going?

  • The instillation of water tanks, sanitation facilities and purifying systems providing clean and safe drinking water and access to public toilets for the whole community
  • The continued employment of 76 full time staff
  • Building infrastructure and providing education materials to 25 schools benefitting 5,000 children
  • Building electrical infrastructure to provide energy to households benefiting over 1,000 people.
  • Medical awareness campaigns and camps distributing free medicines and advice to 7 of the surrounding villages benefitting over 1,000 people