Turkiye’s wind energy installed capacity is expected to increase to 29.6 gigawatts by 2035, 5 gigawatts of which is offshore.
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 in 2053, and which includes the steps to be taken until 2035 in this context, has been published.
According to the information compiled 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 power will increase to 43.5% and the share of renewable energy sources to 64.7% 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 Yasacan, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Offshore Wind Energy Association (DURED), made an assessment regarding the offshore wind energy installation target, which was announced for the first time by Turkiye with the report.
Stating that the announcement of the target is an important start for the sector, Yasacan said, “As the Association, we think that this step will contribute to the development of the maritime sector and make our country a supply base for offshore wind power plants. 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.”
Emphasizing that green hydrogen production can also be done with offshore power plants, Yaşacan said:
“Offshore wind energy is an unused area of Turkiye 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 in hydrogen production. These power plants can be used actively in the production of green hydrogen in Turkiye.”
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz