Sarbari II hydropower
project by DSL Hydrowatt Ltd.
Clean Energy from Hydropower
Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, INDIa*
The Sarbari II Hydro Power Project is a run-of-river power plant located in Kullu, a district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, northern India.
It is connected in series with the existing Sarbari I run-of-river power plant.
This means that no further interference with the environment was required for reservoirs, etc.
With a total capacity of 5.4 MW, it is a smaller scale project.
The generated electricity is fed into the local power grid. This contributes significantly to the improvement of the electricity and water supply of the population.
The project is accompanied by a number of other social, environmental and socio-economic benefits, the most important of which is the substitution of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.
Climate protection taken seriously - through own fossil-fuel phase-out
According to the Climate Protection Index 2017 (Germanwatch), India ranks with place 20 nine places before (!) Germany in the international climate change ranking.
And though India is one of the ten largest carbon emitters due to its population of 1.3 billion, its per capita emissions are still at a relatively low level. However, the country’s emissions are currently rising fast. About 25 percent of the increase in power consumption is covered by renewable energies, but there is still enough room for improvements.
India’s government intends to quadruple the share of renewable energies by 2022. Today, power from solar panels is already the cheapest source of energy in India. All coal-fired power stations should be dismantled by 2026. In 58 developing countries, including India, wind and solar energy is now cheaper than fossil-fuel power. (Bloomberg)
With our climate protection projects from India, we support climate protection efforts of the central government, which has been a true pioneer in the past for years, compared to Germany. Germany as alleged climate protection pioneer today and probably also the next decades, is funding the brown coal distribution with billions of public money.