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Renewable Wind Energy

Type:
Prevention
Sub-type:
Wind
Cost:
£25.20/tCO2e
Location:
Turkey
Certification:
Gold Standard
Description:

We are supporting the construction of a wind farm in Izmir, Turkey. The six wind turbines deliver renewable power to 22,000 people. ​ The project will help Turkey to stimulate and commercialise the use of grid connected renewable energy technologies and markets. Furthermore, the project will demonstrate the viability of grid connected wind farms which can support improved energy security, improved air quality, alternative sustainable energy futures, create local employment during the construction and the operation phase of the wind farm, and improve local livelihoods.

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Key benefits:

Kores WPP is located in the centre of the Peninsula of Çesme in the province of Izmir in Turkey. It consists of six wind turbines Nordex N90 of the 2.5 MW output, 90 m diameter and a hub height of 80 m. The six turbines have been in operation since December 2009. In 2010, the total electricity produced was 47'400 mWh. This is enough to supply 22,000 people with renewable energy and also leads to expected annual emission reductions of 36’188 t CO₂.

This project meets our rigorous criteria criteria for offsetting projects. Here's why:
Verifiable
Gold Standard certified
Quantifiable Impact
The carbon prevented from entering the atmosphere can be quantified from the energy generated and the local energy mix it replaces
Additional
The wind turbines have only been made possible through the funding provided by the offsets
Sustainable
The benefits of the wind farm are ongoing and require minimal upkeep. Information centres are engaging the local people to ensure continued support for the wind farms
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