Harmanlik Wind Power Plant, Turkey
The wind power plant of the project operator Eskoda Enerji has a total installed capacity of 50 MW and will generate about 166 GWh of electricity annually. The project is located in the districts of Karacabey and Erikli Yayla in the villages of Üçtepeler, Göktepe, Küçükçıplaktepe and Çıplaktepe.
The project will help Turkey to promote and commercialise the use of grid-connected technologies and the renewable energy market. In addition, the project will demonstrate the feasibility of grid-connected wind farms that can contribute to improved energy security, improved air quality, an alternative sustainable energy future, improved local livelihoods and sustainable development of the renewable energy industry.
Overview of the project data
Project type: Wind
Certificate Standard: Gold Standard
Emissions reduction per year: 96,563 t CO2
Total emissions reduction: 675,941 t CO2
Project Validator: Re Carbon Ltd. Carbon Department
Comparing with the baseline situation for the electricity system of Turkey, this amount of electricity generation will lead to around 98.000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission reduction per year. In addition to the CO2, the project will reduce SOx and NOx emissions which arise from electricity generation from mainly coal power plants.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The Harmanlik Wind Power Plant project is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The project contributes to the following sustainability goals:
Affordable and clean energy
The Harmanlik Wind Power Plant project contributes to reducing Turkey’s growing energy deficit. It also contributes to differentiating the power generation mix. Thereby it reduces the dependency on import.
Decent work and economic growth
The project will contribute to the creation of local jobs during the construction and operation phases of the wind farm. In addition, the project will help to promote the growth of the wind power industry in Turkey.
The project contributes to the reduction of GHG emissions in Turkey compared to the business-as-usual scenario. Furthermore, the project will reduce other pollutants from the power generation industry in Turkey.