WIND ENERGY PROJECT RUCHI SOYA
Clean energy from wind power
Madhya Pradesh, INDIA*
Wind energy is climate-friendly and creates domestic added value. In addition, it is a mature and therefore relatively inexpensive technology that contributes to meeting electricity demand, especially in the winter months. Disadvantages are the change in the landscape and the fluctuating supply. A mix of wind energy and complementary energy sources such as sun and hydropower is required.
Wherever there is a lot of wind, i.e. at high altitudes and in the plateaus, wind turbines help to generate clean energy. Wind turbines can be operated as small community systems or as large wind parks. The electricity that is produced by wind energy is a very clean alternative to electricity generation from fossil fuels. Wind turbines protect the climate in the long term. Even a system with an output of around 1.5 MW avoids around 64,000 tons of CO2e emissions over an operating period of 20 years. In order to generate 1.5 MW in conventional power plants, around 80,000 tons of lignite have to be burned.
The project activity is implemented by Ruchi Soya Industries Limited. Wind turbine generators manufactured by Suzlon with a total installed capacity of 44.40 MW will be installed. The project is located in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in India. The project is connected to the NEWNE regional network.
The project is helping to convert to renewable energies and strengthening the supply of green energy in India. The project enables old power plants to be shut down early without restricting the supply of energy.
Numerous jobs are created during the construction of the wind turbines, but also afterwards. This will strengthen the entire region economically. The project provides apprenticeships and social improvements.
Climate protection taken seriously - with its own coal exit law
According to the Climate Protection Index 2017 (Germanwatch), India is ranked number nine places overall (!) In Germany in the international climate protection ranking.
And although India is one of the top ten emitters of carbon due to its 1.3 billion population, its per capita emissions are still at a relatively low level. Nevertheless, the country's emissions are currently rising rapidly. Although about 25 percent of the rising energy consumption is covered by renewable energies, there is still enough room for improvement.
India's government wants to quadruple the share of renewable energies by 2022. Electricity from solar collectors is already the cheapest source of electricity in India today. By 2026, all coal power plants are to be abolished. In 58 developing countries, including India, electricity from wind and sun is already cheaper than electricity from fossil fuels. (Bloomberg)
With our climate protection projects from India, we support the climate protection efforts of the central government, which has been playing a pioneering role for years now compared to Germany. Germany, as alleged climate protection pioneer subsidizes today, and probably the next decades, the brown coal electricity generation with billions of taxpayer money.