Project details
1525 · Wind energy
  • Kayseri , Turkey
36 wind turbines generate renewable energy in Turkey

The wind farm of this project was one of the first in the Central Anatolian Region of Turkey in 2012. In the province of Kayseri, a total of 36 wind turbines feed about 194,003 MWh of renewable energy to the national grid per year.

Without the project, the same amount of energy would be generated by gas or coal-fired thermal power plants. By decreasing the share of this high-emission energy, the project saves about 118,730 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. The installation and operation of the wind farm also generate job opportunities for local people and the project fosters technological innovation as well as technology and know-how-transfer in the region.

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 EnergyBy providing 194,003 MWh of renewable energy to the national grid, the project makes clean electricity available for more people in Turkey.
Decent Work and Economic GrowthLocal people are given priority when employing new personnel for the wind farm depending on their qualifications and professional skills.
Climate ActionThe project saves about 118,730 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
Project standardGold Standard VER (GS VER)TechnologyWind energyRegionKayseri , TurkeyEstimated annual emission reductions118,737 t CO2Validated byTÜV Rheinland (China) Ltd.Verified byRINA Services S.p.A. (RINA)