EKI produces wind energy in India’s most industrialized state, where the local grid is strained daily by peak energy demands. The region often experiences rolling black and brown-outs that result in no electricity. This project provides a reliable source of renewable energy and replaces coal, which reduces the amount of local air pollution. In addition, the project provides educational opportunities to young girls and employment opportunities for local laborers.
The project includes a new facility that generates electricity from wind power and sells it to the NEWNE Grid—the state grid of Maharashtra, India. In addition to providing consistent, reliable energy in areas where there are often blackouts, EKI’s Projects also create job opportunities for members of local communities. The project itself involves the construction and maintenance of Wind Turbines with a capacity of 80 MW. The power produced displaces an equivalent amount of power from the grid, which would otherwise be coal-based, resulting in a reduction of Greenhouse Gas (“GHG”) emissions by up to 187,744 tonnes of CO2 per year.