L&T IDPL has installed Wind Energy Generators (WEGs) with a total capacity of 8.7 MW, in Udumalpet and Tirunelveli districts of Tamil Nadu in March 2010. The energy generated is utilized for captive consumption.
The WEGs are eligible for 16,128 Carbon Emission Reduction (CER) certificates per year until 2022 as a result of the carbon reduction by these wind generators.
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 in June 2012.
On August 21, 2012, L&T IDPL successfully registered its Wind Energy Project as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), Bonn Germany.
With 200 countries, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 193 of the UNFCCC Parties. Under the Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have legally binding emission limitation and reduction commitments. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.