The World Bank Carbon Carbon Finance Unit is supporting the development of a wind power farm in Uruguay expected to produce 39,000 MWh/year of energy, with greenhouse gas savings of 180,000 tons of CO2 over the next seven years.
15 August 2012: The World Bank is lending its support and resources to the Caracoles Wind Project as part of the larger initiative to prioritize renewable energy systems in Uruguay.
The Caracoles Wind Project, registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project, will generate around 180,000 carbon credits over the next seven years, which will then be purchased by the World Bank’s Spanish Carbon Fund. The project promotes the use of efficient and sustainable energy technology at the Caracoles Wind Farm, a 10 MW wind farm in eastern Uruguay, expected to generate approximately 39,000 MWh of energy annually, partly as a result of investments in 3-blade VESTAS technology. [World Bank Press Release]