The BhaSur bundled wind power project consists of eight wind turbines located in the state of Karnataka in India. The project began operation in September 2006. The total installed capacity of the project is 10.25 MW. The project was initially projected to generate 23,676 MWh per year, and 21,499 metric tonnes of annual carbon emissions reductions.
The BhaSur wind project is designed to generate renewable electricity using wind power. The generated electricity is being sold to the nearest Electric Supply Company Limited (ESCOM) based on the geographic location of the turbines. There are two ESCOMs associated with the BhaSur wind project: Hubli Electricity Supply Company and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited.
The BhaSur wind project reduces greenhouse gas emissions by replacing electricity that would have been generated by coal, gas, and diesel fuel.
This project is a collaborative effort between Bhagyanagar India Ltd. and Surana Telecom and Power Limited.
Sustainable Development Benefits
India faces a peak power shortage during the months of May through September. Wind energy projects help minimize the energy deficit during this peak period while not placing increased demand on coal, gas, and diesel generation. In addition to providing a clean source of energy, the BhaSur project has generated jobs both directly and indirectly. Wind energy projects in India have also increased the value of land in the areas surrounding projects.
Validation and Verification
The project’s emissions reductions are validated and verified under the Verified Carbon Standard using its renewable energy projects protocol for projects sized 5,000-1,000,000 metric tonnes per year.
The project demonstrates financial additionality according to UNFCCC definitions because the revenues from the offset/REC purchases contribute a critical portion of the overall project funding.