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Turkey will increase wind power capacity up to 30 gigawatts in 2030s

Turkey's National Energy Plan

The Turkish National Energy Plan, which was prepared on the basis of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources’ target of achieving net zero emissions by 2053, and which includes the steps to be taken until 2035, has been published.

According to the information compiled by the AA correspondent from the plan, 96.6 gigawatts of electricity capacity is planned to be commissioned in the 2020-2035 period.

According to the plan, it is calculated that the share of intermittent renewable energy sources in the electricity installed capacity will increase to 43.5 percent and the share of renewable energy sources to 64.7 percent in the said period.

In this context, the country’s wind power installed capacity is targeted to be 29.6 gigawatts in 2035, of which 24.6 gigawatts is onshore and 5 gigawatts is offshore.

Hydrogen production can also be done with offshore power plants”

Veli Bilgihan Yaşacan, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Offshore Wind Energy Association (DURED), evaluated the offshore wind energy installation target of Turkey, which was announced for the first time with the report.

Stating that the announcement of the target is an important start for the sector, Yaşacan said, “As the Association, we think that this step taken will contribute to the development of the maritime sector and make our country a supply base for offshore wind power plant. If a tender is to be made, it would be correct to make it in the form of an intergovernmental agreement or multi-firm consortia. In this direction, DURED’s work continues.” made its assessment.

Emphasizing that green hydrogen production can also be done with offshore power plants, Yaşacan said:

“Offshore wind energy is an untapped area of ​​Turkey that has great potential. New approaches in renewable energy are being tried around the world within the framework of business models and needs in energy. Wind is not only used to generate energy from wind, but also for hydrogen production. These power plants can be used actively in the production of green hydrogen in Turkey.”