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Comments on Validation of Nallakonda Wind Power Large Scale CDM Project, India

29 Aug 2012

Comment submitted by Carbon Market WatchComment submitted by Dr.Leena Gupta (Senior Scientist) SPWD, New Delhi

The large scale PDD, developed by Tadas Wind Energy Limited (TWEL) to seek registration with the CDM EB is related to implementation of 50.4 MW grid connected wind farm in Anantpur District, Andhra Pradesh in India. According to our research, there are serious deficiencies with the local consultation process as there has been deficient communication from the project developers’ side with the local communities, absence of information through local newspapers or in the local language. Furthermore, significant negative environmental and social impacts have been reported by local inhabitants the need to have been completely omitted in the PDD. The PDD also lacks substantiation of factors / parameters / statements that are considered crucial for registration of CDM projects with the CDM EB. The transparency level and detailing aspects are lacking in the PDD and the project participant (PP) fails to demonstrate that they were not intentional by including all the crucial details.