Wind Power in Turkey

Type
Prevention
Sub-type
Wind
Location
Turkey
Price
£ per Tonne:
25.2
Certification
Gold Standard
Objective
Construction of wind turbines generates renewable energy to replace a predominantly coal powered electricity mix.

About this project

We are supporting the construction of a wind farm in Izmir, Turkey. The six wind turbines deliver renewable power to 22,000 people.​The wind farm will help Turkey to stimulate and commercialise the use of grid connected renewable energy technologies and markets. Furthermore, the project will demonstrate the viability of grid connected wind farms which can support improved energy security, improved air quality, alternative sustainable energy futures, create local employment during the construction and the operation phase of the wind farm, and improve local livelihoods.

Kores WPP is located in the centre of the Peninsula of Çesme in the province of Izmir in Turkey. It consists of six wind turbines Nordex N90 of the 2.5 MW output, 90 m diameter and a hub height of 80 m. The six turbines have been in operation since December 2009. In 2010, the total electricity produced was 47'400 mWh. This is enough to supply 22,000 people with renewable energy and also leads to expected annual emission reductions of 36’188 t CO₂.

Key benefits
  • Decarbonises the local energy grid sustainably
  • Stimulates the wind power industry locally & nationally
SDG Certifications
07. Affordable & Clean Energy
08. Decent Work & Economic Growth
13. Climate Action

Criteria

Proven causality
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The key to causality in renewable projects is that the offsets are replacing the burning of fossil fuels (or other GHG emitting) sources. For the Turkey this is the case, with a carbon intensity of 0.54 kgCO2e per kWh (around twice the figure for the UK). The emissions from installation are also accounted for (leakage) when calculating offset credits.
Additionality
Pass
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The wind turbines have only been made possible through the funding provided by the offsets.
Permanence
Pass
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The storage is within the fossil fuels that weren't burnt, due to the reduced energy demand. The vast majority of this is as long-lived hydrocarbons and therefore highly permanent
Secondary impacts
Pass
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Creates local jobs during construction and an educational facility has been funded in the process too.

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