Gamesa Wind Turbines Pvt. Ltd., today announced the inauguration of their Green Turbine Project. This project was launched by Dr. M S Swaminathan, Agriculture Scientist and Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) in the presence of Mr. P Krishnakumar, MD, Orient Green Power Company Ltd and Mr. Ramesh Kymal, CMD, Gamesa India.
The project has been initiated at Gamesa Wind Farms in India with an objective to reduce the carbon footprints in manufacturing, erection, commissioning and operation / maintenance of wind turbine. Though the power generated from the wind turbine generators (WTG) are green, the turbine has its own carbon footprints during the process of manufacturing, operation/ maintenance, transport, dismantling, and transmission. According to the company, the carbon footprint of one Gamesa 850 KW Wind Turbine Generator is calculated as around 20476 kilograms of Carbon dioxide. To offset the 20476 kilograms of CO2 per 850KW WTG, 115 tree saplings are being planted in the wind farm. These 115 trees will absorb the carbon emission of one Gamesa 850 KW turbine within a span of 10 years.
The company further adds that about 750MW installation in India are with Gamesa Green Turbine and that over 100,000 trees have been planted in various wind farms and another 200,000 will be planted in 2013.