“The wind energy potential in many developing and emerging countries is substantial. In many locations, generating electricity from wind energy presents an economically viable alternative to the use of conventional fossil energy sources such as coal or diesel. In developing and emerging countries, wind turbines are an alternative to conventional power stations. In comparison to fossil-fueled power stations, wind energy can now be cost-effective in many places, as well as being non-polluting and reducing dependence on imports of fossil fuels.”
Advantages of wind can be:
- Use of an indigenous resource without producing greenhouse gases or other pollution;
- Wind energy contributes to the power supply diversification,
- Wind energy projects can develop local resources in terms of labour, capital and materials,
- Wind projects reinforce the cooperation with different donors including Germany, enhacing local capacities and technological know-how,
- Wind projects attract new capital and can be included in the new approach of Independent Power Production (IPP).