The Wind Energy Project of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited (L&T IDPL) has secured the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) status from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany. It has registered L&T IDPL for receiving Certified Emission Reduction (CER) certificates every year up to 2022.
The 8.7 MW of Wind Energy Generators installed by the Company generates Green Power which caters to substantial captive consumption by L&T’s establishments in Tamil Nadu.
The National CDM Authority – Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India has approved L&T IDPL’s Wind Energy Project as a ‘Project contributing to sustainable development in India’ and gave ‘Host country approval’ for the project on 12th June 2012.
The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) envisages 15% of the total power capacity from renewable energy sources by 2020. Recognizing NAPCC’s need, L&T has developed an action plan to increase the share of renewable / green energy in its energy mix, thereby helping to reduce pollution. Green / renewable energy forms 10.48% of the energy consumed by L&T.