Wind Energy Project in Turkey
In the province of Manisa, Turkey, incomes are low and illiteracy is high. There is a low standard of living and not a lot of work, which means that many people migrate to the city. This means that social and economic development stagnates even more. The construction of the wind farm is very important for both the province of Manisa and the villages in the province. Employment is created both during and after construction and an immense amount of knowledge is transferred to the local people.
The wind farm consists of 23 modern wind turbines with a total capacity of 57.5 MW, which means that less fossil fuel is needed. The wind farm supplies approximately 20,000 households with power, using clean energy. The project causes less greenhouse gas to be emitted because fossil fuels are replaced with wind energy. It contributes to mitigating climate change and provides other social, economic and environmental benefits. The project is expected to run for 25 years.
The project is located in the province of Manisa, in West Anatolia in Turkey.
Factsheet Wind Energy in Turkey >>
Climate and environment
- Less electricity imported, less dependence on fossil fuels and less exposure to the risks that go with them.
- A greener energy mix.
- Reduction of greenhouse gases and air pollution (including particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides) in Turkey by the replacement of fossil fuel by wind energy.
Social and economic
- Creation of jobs in Turkey and the region during and after the construction of the wind farm.
- More than 100 temporary jobs created during the construction phase.
- 12 permanent skilled jobs, with fair pay and benefits.
- Support to the local people through the local procurement of available services (such as subcontractors) and materials (such as cables, transformers for the transmission line, wind turbine blades and general building materials).
- Technological support, knowledge transfer and development of the sustainable energy sector in Turkey.
- The possibility of regional development due to a stable energy supply and better infrastructure.