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Wind farms produced largest share of electricity for first time in Turkey

Wind farms produced largest share of electricity for first time in Turkey

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November 29, 2021

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Wind power plants in Turkey produced the largest amount of electricity in the production mix for the first time, outpacing natural gas and coal.

It is the second significant achievement of the wind sector this month, following a record daily output on November 10, when wind farms generated 181,249 MWh or 20,1 percent of the country’s production.

On November 28, the wind power share reached 22.6%, the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation (TEIAŞ) said.

Wind farms produced 178,964 MWh out of 791,794 MWh in total, local media reported.

Gas-fired power plants achieved a 22% share, followed by a 17.8% share by power plants fueled by imported coal.

Wind farms are the largest renewable source in terms of capacity after hydropower plants

In August, wind power plants in Turkey reached a record capacity of 10 GW. At the end of July, Turkey’s total power capacity was 98.8 GW. Now, the installed capacity of wind power stands at 10.6 GW, and it is the largest renewable capacity after hydropower plants, with 31 GW.

Of note, renewable power capacity in Turkey, excluding hydropower, is expected to increase from 19.07 GW in 2020 to 49.31 GW by 2030.

A few weeks ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey aims to install 10,000 MW in wind farms and solar parks by 2027.

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