Neria Small Hydroelectric Project

Neria Small Hydroelectric Project

Location: Karnataka State of India
Project type: Hydroelectric Energy
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard
Verification/Validation: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) International Climate Change Services 

Environmental Benefits

  • Mitigates climate change
  • Run-of-river requires no dams to be built
  • Reduces local air pollution

Community Benefits

  • Locally sourced, renewable energy
  • Additional employment opportunities
  • Increased local investment in clean energy

Project Description

The Neria Small Hydroelectric Project is a 9 megawatt, grid-connected power project located near the famous Dharmasthala temple village on the River Neria. As a run-of-river hydroelectric project, it is a sustainable source of renewable energy that does not require the displacement of people nor a dam, which would impact the migration of marine species. While providing environmental and community benefits, the project – which has also been certified under the Clean Development Mechanism – will reduce nearly 200,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide over the project’s lifetime.

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