9/6/2010

Wind power plant in southern Turkey to provide electricity for 25,000 homes

Hurriyet Daily News - A new wind power plant project, worth TRY 90 million, based in Mut, a district located in the southern Turkish province of Mersin, will accommodate the local population’s power needs once it becomes fully operational.

 

The 120 MW-wind plant will provide energy for 25,000 homes once it achieves full capacity, said Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, as he attended the opening ceremony of the plant in the mountainous region of Mut. The plant currently generates electricity for 12,000 homes.

The Agaoglu Group, a Turkish firm with investments in wind energy facilities and residential projects, built the Mut plant.

 

At the same time, the company also held a groundbreaking ceremony in the Sah wind power plant, which will generate 93 MWs and provide electricity for 130,000 homes in Bandirma, a district in the northwestern Turkish province of Balikesir. The Sah wind power plant is expected to start generating electricity by December this year.

Turkish energy sector; energy investment; recep tayyip erdogan; renewable energy; electricity generation; mut; wind power plant; agaoglu

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