Cerro de Hula Wind Project
Santa Ana and San Buenaventura Municipalities, Honduras
This project provides affordable electricity to the Honduran grid by means of a renewable, clean, and inexpensive source: the wind. The project makes use of 51, 2MW wind turbines, for a total of 102 MW produced - preventing 226,978 tonnes of CO2e from entering the atmosphere when compared to coal generation! Plus, it’s the first grid-connected wind energy project in Honduras and has helped electrify a rural region and catalyze social and economic development.
Awards and certifications
⭐️ Verra Certified Carbon Offset Project
Why we chose this project
The electricity produced by this project is equivalent to 267,461,039 pounds of coal! That means it prevents over 220,000 tonnes of CO2e from entering our atmosphere. Furthermore, given Honduras’s poor electrical connectivity (over 30% of rural households lack electricity), this project presents an exciting opportunity to spur social and economic development. As the World Bank has stated, “Access to energy is at the heart of Development.” One succinct example: with electricity, more children can read at night - which means education can continue after the sun sets each day.
The project developer, CMI Energia, promotes human development near project locations, including reforestation initiatives which compensate for any deforestation that occurs when developing its renewable energy projects. For every tree felled during construction, 10 trees will be planted in its place. These initiatives provide local employment and education opportunities for locals to learn about biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration. Additionally, the group supports infrastructure development initiatives of educational centers in the area of Tilarán. You can view a video of these initiatives here.
Cerro de Hula Wind Project turbines during sunset in the municipality of Santa Ana, Honduras
Energy from the 51 wind turbines in this project help power rural schools and homes, like this one located in the hills of Cerro de Hula and Izopo
News & Updates
2019-16-10 - Additional information added about the project developer
2019-08-08 - Project added to the Offsetra lineup!
We are excited to announce that we have contributed enough through this project to offset 200 tonnes of CO2!