Expansion of wind energy
in Sidrap, Indonesia
Climate friendly electricity and
independence from electricity imports
With the Sidrap wind project, the increasing energy demand of the local population is secured through renewable energies. This goes hand in hand with a saving of approx. 140,000 tons of CO22 annually.
PROJECT START: 2016
UPC Renewables Asia I Ltd
TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Carbon Check (India) Private Ltd.
Gold Standard VER (GS VER)
approx. 140,000 t2
LINK TO THE PROJECT DOCUMENTS:
- The project saves around 140,000 tons of CO2 2 per year
- Installation of solar panels in a school
- Drinking water drilling for the communities
- Electrification program and equipping households with solar modules
- Promotion of the local economy through new jobs
- Comprehensive house renovations in the communities
The share of renewable energies in Indonesia is still very low compared to the existing potential. Less than a third of the electricity is generated from renewable sources, a negligibly small part of it from wind power. In addition, the country is dependent on electricity imports due to its increasing consumption.
Our climate protection project in Sidrap enables the construction and operation of a wind farm near the villages Mattirotasi and Lainungan in the Watang Pulu Subdistrict, Sidrap Regency in the province of South Sulawesi. The plant consists of 30 wind turbines and has a total output of 75 MW. The power plant generates an average of 253 GWh per year, which is fed into Indonesia's national power grid.
The project helps to increase the share of renewable energies in the Indonesian energy mix and at the same time reduces the dependency on electricity imports. It also has numerous positive effects on sustainable development in the region, e.g. by creating new jobs.
How does climate protection work with wind energy?
Since energy is generated from wind without fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The expansion of renewable energy generation is essential in order to stop global warming and to secure the energy supply in the long term.
The amount of emissions saved in a wind power project is calculated using the so-called baseline method: how much CO22 would be generated through the same amount of energy with the region's usual electricity mix?
Contribution to the UN sustainability goals
Project quality standard
The Gold Standard was developed in 2003 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and more than 20 other international environmental organisations. The standard is supported by the non-profit Gold Standard Foundation based in Switzerland. Gold Standard climate protection projects are characterized above all by the fact that, in addition to reducing CO2-emissions,2they simultaneously contribute to sustainable development in the respective project region and provide social added value.