L&T's wind energy project gets green certification under UN climate convention

The wind energy project of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited (L&T IDPL) has secured the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) status from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany.

L&T IDPL has been registered for receiving Certified Emission Reduction (CER) certificates every year up to 2022.

L&T's 8.7 MW of wind energy generators generates green power, which caters to substantial captive consumption by L&T's establishments in Tamil Nadu.

''L&T IDPL recognises that green energy is essential to mitigate global warming and helps maintain a sustainable eco system. Taking this a step further 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 company said in a release.

The National CDM authority - ministry of environment and forests, 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 12 June 2012.

The National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) envisages 15 per cent of the total power capacity from renewable energy sources by 2020.

Accordingly, 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 per cent of the energy consumed by L&T.

L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited (L&T IDPL) is a major player in public private partnership (PPP) projects in India with business interests in roads and bridges, ports, metro rail, wind energy and emerging sectors such as transmission lines, water and railways.