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 carbon emissions annually.
UPC Renewables Asia I Ltd
TÜV SÜD South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
Carbon Check (India) Private Ltd.
Gold Standard VER (GS VER)
approx. 140.000 t CO2
- The project saves around 140,000 tons of carbon emissions 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 carbon reduction 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 dependence on electricity imports. It also has numerous positive effects on sustainable development in the region, e.g. through the creation of new jobs.
How does climate action with wind energy work?
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 global 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 carbon emissions would the same amount of energy cause with the usual electricity mix in the region?
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 administered by the non-profit Gold Standard Foundation based in Switzerland. Gold Standard projects are primarily characterized by the fact that, in addition to reducing carbon emissions, they also contribute to sustainable development in the respective project region, i.e. also bring social added value in addition to climate action.