Turkey gets 9.22 percent of power from wind energy in 1H2021
- Oct 25, 2021 5:08 pm GMT
By Vugar Khalilov Turkey obtained9.22 percent of its electricity consumption from wind energy in the first half of 2021,
"The sooner and the more we can bringto our economy this domestic and emission-free resource, for which we do not give money,the more benefits we will create both for our country and for climate targets," Arici stressed. She added that
There is currently 10,585 MW of wind-installed power in the country. Energy is produced with 3,868 turbines in 270 power plants and approximately 1,200 MW of power is under construction in 44 of the plants that have been commissioned with partial acceptance, Arici said.
The permit processes of 36 projects with a total power of 764 MW are still in progress, she added. Arici stressed that for the past five years the green transformation has been on
"We see that the renewable energy sector has started to work on 'green energy use' with other sectors. Companies from different sectors, from heavy industry to textiles, are now using green energy and certifying that they neutralize carbon emissions.
We think that this process will accelerate after we become a party to the Paris Agreement," Arici underlined. She also drew attention to the importance of including all sector representatives, especially those that generate intense emissions, in the regulations.
"We also find it very positive that the 'Climate Change Ministry'has been added to theEnvironment and
Stating that more than 20,000people are employed in the wind energy sector, she underlined that the domestic wind industry is at a highly developed point. "More than 70 percent of wind energy equipment production is exported to 45 countries in six continents.
According to the WindEurope Report,
Our production capability and domestic technology development skills are quite high. Total exports of 24 companies operating in the wind industry are Pound 720 million," Arici concluded.
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