This 25th of April 2013, UPM successfully registered its Pakistani Yunus Energy Limited 50 MW Wind Farm Project within the framework of the CDM (CDM Ref. 9039) and with effective date as per 24 December 2012. The project is located 90 km east-northeast from the city of Karachi in southern Pakistan, and the project owner is Yunus Energy Limited.

Pakistan is passing through an acute energy crisis with severe supply gaps. The Yunus Energy Limited 50 MW Wind Farm Project will generate an estimated amount of 138,900 MWh per year and will therefore contribute significantly to a reduction in the number of black-outs and brown-outs experienced by other grid users, which can help to improve the economic performance of other businesses connected to the grid.

The purpose of the Yunus Energy Limited 50 MW Wind Farm Project is to utilize climate friendly wind resources for electricity generation through the construction of a wind farm with a total capacity of 50 MW and to deliver the electricity generated from the project to National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), which is operating the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) grid. By replacing the electricity of the WAPDA grid, which is heavily dominated by fossil fuel fired power plants, with electricity generated from zero-emission wind power, the project activity will achieve total greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of approximately 860,000 tCO2e throughout the entire crediting period of 10 years. All Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by the project will be fully eligible for compliance in the EU ETS.

The Yunus Energy Limited 50 MW Wind Farm Project is a true innovation since it belongs to the first of its kind in Pakistan. By adopting state-of-the-art foreign manufacturer wind turbines, this project will promote important transfer of technical know-how to Pakistan, and can act as a pioneer in promoting the spread of this technology to other wind power projects. - Henning Huenteler, General Manager UPM China

For further information on this wind farm project and the availability of its carbon credits, please contact:

Henning Huenteler, General Manager, UPM China, hhuenteler(at), T: +86 10 6468 0500-16

For CDM information and related documentation on this project, please visit the UNFCCC CDM project database.

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