Project: San Clemente Hydroelectric Power Plant

Project type: Hydro

Country: Chile

Area/District/State: Maule Region

Certification: CDM

Price: 10.00 US$/t (1ton is enough to offset approx. 110gal of gasoline, 1350kWh of electricity or 4.5 hours of flight time*)


This project has a 5.5 MW capacity and supplies electricity to about 4,000 people. The project has a Community Relationship Policy set up to work closely with neighboring communities such as frequent tours of the facility for transparency/education or training programs for public school students through the "Cuido Mi Planeta" ("Taking care of my planet") program. To find out more about this project,  click here. For more information on its social benefits, click here.

Carbon Offset through Hydroelectric Power generation in Chile

With this offset option you are actively supporting the project described. You can choose different amounts of offsetting depending on your needs in 0.5t increments. The price of this project is 10.00 US$/t. You will receive one certificate stating the total amount you chose to offset in this purchase. Please note: 1kg is equivalent to 2.205lbs or 1t = 2205lbs.


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*The values displayed are only intended to give you an estimate. Emissions produced by electricity consumption can vary greatly depending on how the electricity at your place of residence is generated. Emission estimate for flights include climate impact through contrails and ozone formation but also depend on aircraft type and capacity utilization.

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