Soma Enerji Elektrik Üretim Wind Farm

Manisa and Balıkesir Provinces, Turkey

The Soma Enerji Elektrik Üretim Wind Farm Project is a grid-connected onshore wind farm project in the Manisa and Balıkesir Provinces of Turkey. Consisting of 119 wind turbines the site has a maximum power generation capacity of 140.1 MW when fully operational. Annually, the site generates over 450,000 MW of energy. With an expected lifespan of 30 years the Project Activity is expected to continue to realize emission reductions from decreased reliance on fossil fuel burning plants well after the crediting period ceases. Soma – Polat contributes to a local sustainable development by creating jobs in Turkey and the surrounding the region while procuring available services like subcontractors and equipment manufacturing. On-site operations also increased knowledge regarding local development of replicable technology to assist in transfer of similar projects to proximal regions in Turkey. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2008 – 2029 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 300,000

Aliağa Wind Farm

The Aliağa Wind Farm operates thirty-six turbines, each having a capacity of 2.5 MW, in the Aliağa Borough of Izmir, Turkey with a maximum power generation capacity of 90 MW when fully operational. The project site rests on 145 hectares dispersed over three hills and is managed by Bergama RES Enerji Üretim. Annually, the site generates around 275,000 MWh of energy. When developing the project regional estimates targeted an 8% increase in energy demand annually from 2007-2013. The project assists in satisfying the augmenting demand by lowering energy cost and dependence on imported resources like natural gas and oil. Associated works such as wiring is performed by local companies to increase regional technological capacity in renewable energy projects while also stimulating the local economy from additional job opportunities related to operation. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2009 – 2023 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 160,000

Bandirma Wind Farm

The Bandirma Wind Farm Project generates a maximum power capacity of 25 MW of renewable electricity when fully operational through the rotation of ten 2.5 MW Wind Turbines. The site was developed by ASMAKİNSAN Temiz Enerji Elektrik Üretim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş and is located Southwest of Bandırma near Bezirci and Çarıkköy in the province of Balıkesir, Turkey. Annually, the site generates around 99,000 MW . The direct benefits realized from Bandirma increase the amount of renewable clean energy available on the local grid for an ultimate reduction in the emissions of Carbon Dioxide, Sulfur Dioxide, Nitrous Oxides in the region. Additionally, the operation increases economic opportunity to the local community. While the project is not located on any known bird migratory patterns careful monitoring is in place to ensure that environmental issues related to airborne species occurs. A Project description can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2010 – 2017 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 60,000

AY-YILDIZ Wind Farm

The AY-YILDIZ Wind Farm operates five 3 MW turbines for a maximum power generation capacity of 15 MW when fully operational. The site was developed by ASMAKİNSAN Temiz Enerji Elektrik Üretim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş, one of the largest and most credible companies of Turkey in wind and hydro energy development. Annually, AY-YILDIZ generates over 50,000 MW of energy. Located just outside of Bandirma in the province of Balikesir,Turkey, the AY-YILDIZ contributes to the sustainable development of the national economy through increasing energy independence through provision of renewable electricity to a growing demand of individuals and organizations. Additionally the project preserves the pasture grazed on by local stock through creation of an economic alternative to destructive stone-mining practices. The Project Design Document can be found here.

This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International

Verification: CDM Gold Standard Crediting Period: 2009 – 2023 Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 30,000