The project involves installation and operation of 56.25 MW (16.25 MW and 40 MW) solar power project in the village of Hoti in Medak, in the state of Telangana and the Sengottai in Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu. The purpose of the project activity is to generate power using renewable energy (solar energy) which will feed into the power generated to the state grid in India.
Since, the solar power is Green House Gas (GHG) emissions free, the power generated will replace humanly generated emissions of greenhouse gases, especially from the generation-mix of power plants connected to the Indian Grid, which is mainly dominated by thermal/fossil fuel-based power.
The total installed capacity of the current project activity is 56.25 MW; which involves operation of solar power plants in the states of Tamil Nadu and Telangana in India.
Social and Sustainability Benefits
The project further contributes to sustainable development in Hoti, State of Tamil Nadu:
- Generation of employment opportunities during construction and operation of the larger project
- In the absence of Project activity, the quantity of the electricity that would be delivered by the Project activity to the State grid would be sourced from the existing grid-connected power plants and future capacity additions to meet the growing electricity requirements; thus the project activity reduces the dependency on fossils fuels which are predominantly used for electricity generation in India and helps reduction of climate change impacts
- The project will further demonstrate the technology in the region and help encourage other wind power projects.
Estimated offset of 93,022 tCO2e per year
The project will produce 95,145 MWh/year of clean electricity.
£8.90 to offset 1tCO2e.[mfn]By using the carbon markets, entities can neutralise, or offset, their emissions by retiring carbon credits generated by projects that are reducing GHG emissions elsewhere. Of course, it is critical to ensure, or verify, that the emission reductions generated by these projects are actually occurring. This is the work of the VCS Program – to ensure the credibility of emission reduction projects.[/mfn][vertical-spacer]
UN Sustainable Development Goals