Turkey - BalikesirWind
Using wind to produce energy
Country: The project is located in Turkey, in Balikesir Province. Although Turkey has very good wind resources, substantial space and a reasonably good electrical infrastructure, Turkey uses negligible capacity (less than 2%).
PO: ENERJISA has been founded in 1996. Its target for 2020 is to reach 7.500 MW generation capacity and to serve over 9 million customers in the electricity distribution sector.
Key issue: Fossil fuel still comprised the great majority of the total gross electricity generation in Turkey. The share of non-hydro renewables (geothermal, wind, biomass, waste) makes less than 1% of total generation.
Lack of attractive incentives and tax advantages, limited grid access and restricted turbine supply constitutes the major barriers in front of the wind energy.
The Balikesir Wind program counts 52 turbines, each having an output of 2.5 MW. The total electricity production of the project is about 404 MWh/year.
The purpose of the project is to increase Turkey’s current wind power-generated electricity by about 8.0%.
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