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Project type: Renewable energy
Standards: Gold Standard
Located on the Aegean coast in Izmir Province, Turkey, this Gold Standard project generates electricity using wind power and feeds it into the public grid. Following an extensive local stakeholder consultation programme with more than 200 participants, 12 wind turbines were constructed initially, generating a total installed capacity of 30 MW and supplying approximately 110,000 MWh per year. Since 2002 Turkey has seen an annual growth rate in electricity demand of 5.5% and energy use is expected to increase by 50% over the next decade. The project is aiding Turkey in an essential switch to renewable energy in order to meet this rapidly increasing energy demand, which is caused by significant population growth, economic development and increasing urbanisation.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to take climate action (SDG 13), the project delivers another benefit: