The national electrical grid in Costa Rica has greatly expanded in recent years, with further investment in diesel generation facilities planned.
This project in the Los Santos region generates clean electricity and displaces the emissions which would be generated by other power plants connected to the national electrical grid. It is also the first wind power project to be developed in Costa Rica by a rural electrification cooperative.
As one of the country's windiest regions, Los Santos is located in the south of the capital San José in the rugged mountain ranges of Costa Rica where most people work in agriculture and cattle raising.
While generating clean electricity, the project aims to achieve sustainable and economic development by supporting the local communities in improving infrastructure as well as to educate the population on sustainable energy consumption, climate change, and biodiversity.
- Avoiding more than 11,000 tonnes of CO2e annually.
- Supporting local community development through the Communal Participation Program including activities for local infrastructure, education, and sustainable development initiatives.
- Facilitating workshops for children and students on environmental education, focusing on renewable energy, climate change, and waste recycling.
- Creation of 6 skilled technical full-time jobs and an additional 14 indirect jobs in the rural region for men and women.
Vietnam has increasingly suffered critical electricity shortages as a consequence of rapidly increasing demand and insufficient supply, affecting the economy and local livelihoods. This wind power project harnesses wind resources in Bac Lieu province to produce and supply electricity to the national grid to bridge the energy gap.
Moreover, it avoids the emissions of greenhouse gases by displacing electricity generated from fossil fuel-fired power plants with low-carbon emissions electricity from the wind power plant. The power plant is estimated to avoid around 140,000 tonnes of CO₂ emissions per year.
- Bridging the supply and demand gap of electricity in the region
- Reducing reliance on exhaustible fossil fuel-based energy
- Transferring modern technology and capacity to the host country
- Employment of 73 local people through the construction and operation of the plant
- Supporting the local community by funding social activities like sports and cultural events
- Contributing to charity funds such as ‘Fund for the Poor’ and ‘Fund for Farmers’
- So far, the project has sponsored 24,800 trees planted to promote biodiversity in the region
Electricity supply in Lao PDR has been falling short compared to the increased electricity demand, and imported power from Thailand comes from emissions-intensive thermal power stations.
This small-scale project generates renewable electricity from the flowing waters of the Houay Makchan River in rural Laos. It helps to bridge a regional supply-demand electricity gap in Laos, providing affordable, clean hydroelectricity to the national grid and displacing carbon-intensive fossil-fuels. The power supplied by the project will not only meet domestic electricity demand but also decrease the net power import of thermal power from Thailand.
- Creation of ten long-term jobs
- Provision of job opportunities to local residents during the construction period, bringing revenue for the local residents
- Infrastructure was greatly improved. The implementation of the water supply program, transportation, and electricity system enhancement will bring substantial benefits to local villagers
- Mitigating around 15,000 tonnes of CO₂e per year
- Providing clean and affordable electricity in the region and promoting sustainable development