Gaolin Wind

China
The Gaolin project aims to develop and maintain wind farms to generate clean renewable electricity as an alternative to coal.
  • Renewable Energy

Project

summary

Despite recent energy transformation measures initiated by the government, China is very dependent on coal for electricity generation. Coal is the main source of electricity production, representing 70% of the electricity mix (Source: IEA).

The effects of this situation are dramatic for climate change because GHG emissions continue to increase as the demand for electricity grow in the country. Burning coal also results in dreadful outdoor air pollution leading to respiratory diseases and a very high number of pollution-related deaths.

This project gathers a bundle of windmill sites deployed in 3 provinces in Eastern China: Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Jilin. The goal is to inject more clean, renewable energy into the electricity mix to reduce the negative health effects of air pollution and to lower GHG emissions.

Certified

Under

Aligning with

the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Sustainable energy will be produced in the area, thereby avoiding coal production. 88 turbines have been built with an individual capacity of 1,605 KW.

SDG 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Local and stable jobs will be created for the construction and maintenance of the site.

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

This project will diversify the region’s energy mix and reduce associated carbon emissions by 1,877,624 tCO2e.

The result

  • Construction and maintenance of 88 wind turbines with an average capacity of 1,605kW each, for a total of 141.3 MW installed.
  • Economic and social development in communities provided by job creation (more than 30), professional training and access to local clean electricity.
  • Reduction of air pollution in the region with the decrease of coal usage to produce electricity: 1,877,624 tCO2e reduced compared to an electricity produced by coal.

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