Providing clean, renewable energy and a range of benefits to communities in India
A transition away from fossil fuels towards a clean energy alternative is an important development for India’s rapidly expanding economy. Wind farms convert prevailing winds to generate clean, renewable electricity, while also providing important infrastructure, economic opportunities, and social benefits to remote communities.
invested to improve access to education
educated on gender rights, health and soft skills through workshops organised by Mytrah Wind
on average per year, 2015-17
supplied to India’s energy grid on average each year
plus 84 temporary jobs created, boosting the local economy
reduced on average annually
This wind energy project in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh tackles climate change by providing a renewable source of electricity for India’s fossil-fuel dominated Southern Grid. The project is helping speed up the transition towards a low-carbon energy system by increasing the capacity of renewable power generation in the region, so increasing demands will be met with clean energy.
As well as reducing emissions, this project also supports the wellbeing of communities through a range of side activities and projects. This includes employment opportunities for locals, training for health volunteers working in deprived areas and a community store to distribute donated items to disadvantaged community members. Two community camps, run by Mytrah Energy and UNICEF, empower young women by educating them on their rights, creative abilities and skills in healthcare, while a safe water project provides clean water, improved sanitation facilities and education about sanitation.