As of the end of March, Turkey’s electricity installed power reached 104,348 megawatts, and wind energy installed power reached 11,426 megawatts.
While the share of renewable energy sources in electricity generation is gradually increasing, the share of wind energy in Turkey’s electricity installed power has reached 10.9 percent.
The installed power of wind energy, mainly composed of licensed power plants, has spread to 47 provinces of Turkey. Unlicensed wind power plants with a total capacity of 88.4 megawatts are located in 15 provinces.
Izmir is in the first place
İzmir is the province with the highest installed capacity in wind energy with 1754.9 megawatts. This is followed by Balıkesir with a capacity of 1382.4 megawatts, Çanakkale with 943.7 megawatts, Istanbul with 838.7 megawatts and Manisa with 701.7 megawatts.
Bursa 440.9 megawatts, Hatay 420.2 megawatts, Aydın 397.3 megawatts, Kırklareli 394.5 megawatts and Kayseri 338 megawatts are among the top 10 cities with the highest installed capacity in wind energy, respectively.
On the other hand, according to the data of the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TÜREB), the Turkish wind energy sector is growing in equipment production as well as increasing its capacity.
According to TÜREB, more than 100 companies operating in this field in Turkey export wind energy equipment to 44 countries in 6 continents. Exports of wind energy equipment account for approximately 70 percent of the turnover of these companies.