In a session held at the WindEnergy Hamburg Conference and Fair, Minister Dönmez said that the energy issue is one of the elements that will increase cooperation between countries. Emphasizing that Turkey has come to the fore with its geopolitical position, strong economy and experience in international energy projects, especially in the restructuring of the global production and supply chain, which was broken with the COVID-19 epidemic, Dönmez said: It has also become a reliable partner, equipment supplier in other renewable energy fields.” he said. Minister Dönmez stated that Turkey is the 5th largest wind equipment manufacturer in Europe and said, “In 2021, we exported approximately 1.5 billion euros of wind turbines and equipment to nearly 50 countries. 70-80% of the turnover of our companies is exported. Wind turbine and equipment manufacturers in Turkey can produce approximately 70 percent of turbine components. Turkey is the European leader in blade and tower production.” made its assessment. Noting that Turkey is ahead of its competitors in many areas with its strengths, Dönmez said, “With these strengths, we aim to become the new production and innovation center of Europe and the region in the wind.” said.
“As Turkey, we are ready to increasingly take part in supply chains”
Regarding hydrogen production, Dönmez said, “As the Ministry, our approach is to obtain hydrogen through 4 main benefits. The first is to include more renewable energy in the system, the second is to make the heat sector carbon-free, perhaps to export it to Europe via TANAP in the future, and the third is domestic realize hydrogen production from coal and, lastly, increase the use of boron mine as hydrogen storage and scavenger.” used the phrases. Underlining that Turkey is also one of the world’s most reliable suppliers in strategic minerals, Dönmez said, “As Turkey, we are ready to increasingly take part in the supply chains, not only in clean energy technologies, but also in most of the clean energy mines. If there is to be a change in the supply chain, Turkey has It will be one of the most reliable suppliers in this field with its advantages.” he said.
“Turkey offers great advantages for potential investors”
Dönmez stated that Turkey’s installed power in wind energy was 11,137 megawatts as of August and said, “Today, we are 5th in Europe and 12th in the world in renewable energy installed power. 7th in Europe in wind energy installed power, We are in the 12th place in the world. Considering that the share of renewable resources in the world’s electricity production is 28 percent, Turkey is well above the world average in electricity generation from renewable resources with a rate of 46 percent.” made its assessment. Referring to the study by the World Bank, Dönmez said, “Turkey has 12 gigawatts of anchored offshore power plant and 57 gigawatts of offshore potential. We anticipate that this figure will increase further in the future with the developments in turbine technology.” said. Noting that with the developing technologies, it is calculated that Turkey has a potential of over 100 thousand megawatts in the terrestrial area, Dönmez explained that Turkey’s ever-growing economy, increasing population, and its goal of becoming a regional production and supply center offer great advantages for potential investors.
“We are also ready for the cooperation opportunities required for the Southern Gas Corridor”
Stating that Turkey needs to establish 85 gigawatts of wind power plants in order to reach its net zero emission target, Dönmez said that this means that the installed wind power will increase 8 times in 30 years. In addition to these, Dönmez mentioned that it is necessary to implement battery storage capacity for the management of intermittent resources and said: “We offer important incentives and support opportunities for our investors in this sense. We provide a 10-year purchase guarantee for wind energy production with the support mechanism we call YEKDEM. In addition, RES We have incentives for our investors in their installations. We aim to be the largest renewable energy production base in our region at every stage from source to technology with hybrid power plants, energy storage and green hydrogen production facilities as well as renewable energy plants.”
“Turkey will always continue to be a reliable port”
Reminding that Turkey is connected to the European Electricity Transmission System Operators Association (ENTSO-E) and the European transmission line, Dönmez said, “We are also ready for the cooperation opportunities required for the Southern Gas Corridor. In short, as a reliable and strategic partner for Europe’s energy supply security, We are always open to any constructive and win-win cooperation.” used the phrases. Stating that they are ready to develop technology, progress and increase investments in wind energy, Dönmez concluded his words as follows: “We even plan to progress rapidly when we clarify some technical issues in the field of offshore wind. But no one can win in energy transformation alone. You are as strong as your team and your team. We are also in Turkey. , We aim to develop cooperation with European Union countries. We have always defended: Investors in Turkey never lose. Turkey is always a reliable port for investors with its robust economy, attractive opportunities, size of its domestic market, geopolitical position and political stability. will continue to be.”