Turkey aims to install more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power soon, according to Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez.
“Wind energy makes up 9% of the total installed capacity and 17.5% of the installed capacity of renewable energy. We are able to supply 9.6 million households with these power plants,” Donmez told the 9th Turkish Wind Energy Congress organized by Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB).
With an additional 740 MW installed this year, Turkey’s current installed wind capacity has reached 8,330 MW.
Turkey aims to increase this amount initially to 10,000 megawatts and then to 20,000 megawatts.
Donmez said Turkey aims to become a leading country with its experience and high technology in wind energy. Turkey’s goal is to provide 65% of its energy needs from domestic and renewable sources by 2023. He also noted that Turkey has become the 5th largest producer of wind technology in Europe and exports 80% of its production capacity.