Türkiye's Largest Grid-Scale Energy Storage Project to Be Launched in Tekirdağ

​Progresiva, a subsidiary of Kontrolmatik Technologies, is set to embark on Türkiye's largest grid-scale energy storage project in Tekirdağ. This groundbreaking facility will be the first of its kind in Türkiye, boasting a GWh capacity. Moreover, it will be accompanied by the launch of a wind energy power plant capable of generating 875 million kWh a year.

The project will be financed with USD 300 million from China, facilitated by Harbin Electric International (HEI), with domestic storage systems supplied by Kontrolmatik Group company Pomega. In addition, Kontrolmatik will act as a subcontractor for electrical and construction work. The project is scheduled to reach the provisional acceptance stage in 2027, with plans to commission a 1 GWh storage facility by 2025.

The project will feature a 250 MW wind energy power plant outfitted with 50 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 5 MW, and 1 GWh (250 MW x 4 hours) of storage capacity. The plant will be linked to the Türkgücü TM (380 kV, 35 km) grid connection point and is expected to maintain a capacity factor of around 40 percent, generating an estimated 875,000 MWh of energy annually.

The signing ceremony took place in Ankara and was attended by Vice President Cevdet Yılmaz, Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu, and China's Ambassador to Türkiye Liu Shaobin.

Vice President Yılmaz stated, “This project is a significant milestone for Türkiye, not only in terms of enhancing our national capabilities but also in terms of marking our entry into a new era in battery technologies. This project will be Europe's largest energy storage facility." Yılmaz thanked the officials of the two companies involved in the project and expressed hope for similar collaborations in the future.

Following the speeches, Kontrolmatik Technologies Chairman Sami Aslanhan and HEI Chief Representative Pan Sheng signed the 1,000 MWh Electric Storage and 250 MW Wind Turbine Project deal between Progresiva and Harbin Electric.
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