Project details
1137 · Wind energy
  • Mersin, Turkey
More clean wind energy for the Turkish grid

The main purpose of this project activity is to generate electricity from a Mersin Wind Farm Project and to increase the supply of renewable energy to the Turkey national grid. Galata Wind Enerji A.S. has installed Mersin Wind Farm Project with an installed capacity of 62.7 MWm in the Mut district in the province of Mersin.

The wind farm consists of 20 turbines that 14 of them have 3.0 MW capacity and 6 of them have 3.45 MW capacity. The license of the project was issused by Energy Market Regulatory Authorithy. The expected electricity generation is 208,067 MWh per year. By replacing fossil fuel-based electricity generation, the project saves about 116,430 tonnnes of CO2 annually, the total emission reduction of 783,322 tonnes of CO2 for the second crediting period. The project operational lifetime is 49 years. The total estimated annual electricity generation of the project is calculated as 208,067 MWh/yr with 20 turbines.

How wind energy contributes to climate action

As the name suggests, wind turbines use the power of the wind to generate energy. During this process, a generator located inside the wind turbine converts kinetic energy into electrical energy. As energy is still mainly generated from fossil fuels in many areas around the world, clean wind energy can replace some of this fossil, high-emission energy and verifiably save CO2 emissions.

In most cases, the sustainably generated electricity from the wind power projects is fed into a regional power grid, which diversifies the power supply and improves energy security in regions that are frequently affected by power shortages and outages. A project often creates increased job opportunities for the local population and the area can be used for additional activities, such as agriculture. Wind power projects make an important contribution to a clean energy supply worldwide and contribute to sustainable development with respect to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Wind energy projects in the ClimatePartner portfolio are registered with international standards.

Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Affordable and Clean EnergyErhühung des Anteils erneuerbarer Energien und Beitrag zur unabhängigen Energieversorgung der Türkei
Decent Work and Economic GrowthSchaffung neuer Arbeitsplätze für Bau und Betrieb des Windparks
Climate ActionDas Projekt spart etwa 116.430 Tonnen CO2 pro Jahr ein
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionMersin, TurkeyEstimated annual emission reductions116,436 t CO2Verified byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SASValidated byBureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS