Wind power capacity goes higher rapidly: association

Turkey’s wind energy potential is 90.000 MW, while İzmir has the highest installed capacity

Hakan Yıldırm, Chairman of Turkey Wind Energy Association (TÜREB), said current total installed wind power capacity was 8.000 megawatts (MW) but potential up tp 90.000 MW. The wind power technology is developing. “The average amount of energy generated from a single turbine is increasing rapidly. Thus, our wind power potential is also rising,” Yıldırm told daily Hürriyet Daily News.

Wind energy supplied about 8 million Turkish homes with electricity last year, according to TÜREB’s data. More than 75 percent of wind farms are located in the Aegean and Marmara regions of Turkey, while some 12 percent of wind farms are located in the Mediterranean region.

İzmir has the highest installed capacity

İzmir province in the Aegean region saw the most installed wind capacity with 1,549 MW. The northwestern province of Balıkesir ranked second with 1,363 MW and western Manisa followed in third place with 689.9 MW.

Turkey currently operates a total of 198 wind energy power plants, the country has 25 wind farms under construction with a total of 1,309 MW.

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