Energy: Ebrd, 135 mln to powerful wind farm in Turkey

Bares WPP will become Turkey’s largest wind farm in 2012

27 April, 17:50

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, APRIL 27 - The EBRD is promoting renewable energy in Turkey with a 135 million euros loan to Enerjisa, for the construction of a new wind farm in the country. Turkey is the sixth largest electricity market in Europe, and one of the fastest growing globally. Enerjisa is the leading privately owned Turkish energy company active in electricity generation, trading, wholesale and distribution.

The proceeds of the EBRD loan will be used to build Enerjisa Bares WPP, an on-shore independent wind farm in Balikesir in western Turkey. Enerjisa Bares WPP will consist of 52 wind turbines and will have a generation capacity of 142.5 MW. Upon its completion, expected in the second half of 2012, Enerjisa Bares WPP will become Turkey's largest wind farm to date, increasing Turkey's current installed wind generation capacity of around 1.8 GW by approximately 8 per cent.

''We are targeting to increase - Bernhard Raberger, Enerjisa CEO said - the share of renewable energy sources in the portfolio of Enerjisa which aims to install a capacity of 5.000 MW by 2015, in order to meet the electricity demand in Turkey in the most reliable and environmentally-friendly manner''.(ANSAmed)

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