Having the first wind power plant established in Turkey, İzmir is a pioneer city in renewable energy with around 1000 MW of installed power which is estimated to reach 1500 MW in 3 years.
Wind Capacity Factor
The capacity factor of wind power in İzmir is shown. Accordingly, The Peninsula Region, Aliağa, Dikili and Bergama are the leading regions having the high capacity factor.
Available Areas for RES Investments
Areas suitable for wind energy investment within the scope of wind speed and wind capacity factors are shown. When the map is examined, the Peninsula Region, Aliağa, Bergama, Dikili, Kemalpaşa, Foça and Bayındır stand out as places most suitable for power plant installation with their high wind energy capacities.
High Wind Potential and Installed Capacity
İzmir is a city with approximately 12,000 MW of potential wind power.
İzmir embodies 16% of the total installed wind power in Turkey with 936 MW of installed power.
İzmir will have 1340 MW of installed power when the projects under construction with a total of 404 MW power are completed.
Active and Under Construction Wind Energy Plants
There are 31 different wind power plants by 19 firms in İzmir. 14 other firms also carry out the construction of 14 new RES projects.
The Center of Wind Power Equipment Production
There are production centers of German Enercon and Nordex, USA based TPI and Danish Vestas. In addition to the global firms, many domestic companies such as Ateşçelik, Egekule, Dirinler Makine, Tibet Makine contribute to the ecosystem by producing wind turbine equipment.
İzmir Offers Excellent Opportunities to Wind Energy Investors
Electricity Generation from Wind Energy
İzmir aims to reach an additional installed power of 2540 MW until 2023. This represents a market of 3.2 billion euros.
Wind Equipment Production
By 2023, approximately a 15 billion Euro of wind energy equipment purchase will be made. İzmir has the potential of managing this 15 billion Euro wind energy equipment market in Turkey.
Wind Energy Service Sectorİzmir is in the middle of a market that is estimated to reach 200 million Euros in 2023. It is also at a location to provide services for the 65% of the installed power in Turkey within 1 to 3 hours for maintenance, repair and service operations.
An International Distribution Center
İzmir is located at the heart of a consumer market with a population of 1.5 billion, where Europe, Central Asia and Middle East meet. İzmir is a natural investment center thanks to its strategic location. Companies can easily transfer their products to the countries at Europe, North Africa, Russia and Middle East over İzmir ports. For information about ports, highways and airline logistics please click here.
Priority for Investment
Wind equipment is among the priorities of the investment incentive system and is encouraged by the state.
Electricity Production out of Wind Energy is Encouraged in Turkey
The wind power plants on a national basis are supported with a fixed price guarantee and additional local contribution within the scope of Renewable Energy Sources Support Mechanism (YEKDEM).
Additional Local Contribution
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|Generators and Power Electronics||1,0|
|All of the mechanical parts on the Rotor and Nasel Groups (excluding the Wing Group, Generators and Power Electronics)||1,3|
İzmir Offers Special Investment Zones
There are three types of private investment zones allocated for investments in Turkey: Technology Development Zones for the companies using advanced technology or aiming to develop new technologies; Free Zones for export oriented investments and Organized Industrial Zones which are designed for companies to utilize the existing infrastructure and social facilities.