UPM’s 49.5 MW Sachal Wind Power Project in Pakistan (CDM 10162, GS 3511) successfully obtained its second issuance of Gold Standard CERs covering the monitoring period from 1 March 2019 to 30 September 2020. After deduction of the share of proceeds to support CDM and Gold Standard operations and contribute to climate change adaptation activities, slightly more than 128,000 premium-quality GS CERs will be available for sale.
The 49.5 MW Sachal Wind Power Project located in Jhampir, at 91km Northeast from Karachi city, has installed 33 wind turbines of 1.5MW each. These will provide a total installed capacity of 49.5 MW, with a predicted power supply to the grid of 136,500 MWh per annum. The wind turbine provider is the Chinese Company Goldwind Science and Technology Co. LTD.
The purpose of this project owned by Sachal Energy Development (Pvt) Ltd. (SEDL) is to generate zero-emission wind power and feed it into the grid of the National Transmission & Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC), thus replacing electricity which would have been supplied by fossil fuel-fired power plants and saving around 85,000 tCO2e per year.
Apart from climate action (SDG 13) and the provision of clean and sustainable energy (SDG 7), the Sachal Wind Power Project has a further positive impact on achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Pakistan.
As Pakistan is passing through an acute energy crisis, it contributes to reducing the number of blackouts and brown-outs experienced by grid users, which helps to improve the economic performance of these businesses and to strengthen Pakistan’s economic development. In addition, it creates attractive job opportunities for local people during the construction phase and the operational period (SDG 8).
Last but not least, UPM’s Sachal Wind Project belongs to a group of first-of-its-kind wind farms in Pakistan. Therefore, it promotes an important transfer of technological know-how to Pakistan (SDG 9).
Your contacts at UPM for the Sachal Wind Project and its GS CERs are:
Martin Dilger, Managing Director, UPM Germany
mdilger(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +49 89 1222197 – 50
Gaiai Guo, Vice General Manager, UPM China
guog(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +86 10 6468 0500