KAYADUZU WIND POWER PLANT
The project is in the province Amasya, 8 km north-east to the town of Merzifon. The wind power plant was built close to Kayaduzu town of Merzifon district in the province of Amasya in Turkey. The use of wind power for electricity generation saves greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to the conventional generation mix in Turkey. The license for 40 MW wind power project was issued in July 2008. With completion of installation in 2012, 40 MW wind power project will produce some 111 GWh electricity yearly, leading to annual emission reductions of some 66,000 tons of CO2 compared to conventional generations.
The project helps Turkey to stimulate and commercialise the use of grid connected renewable energy technologies and markets. The Project demonstrates the viability of grid connected wind farms, which can support improved air quality, alternative sustainable energy futures, improved local livelihoods and sustainable renewable energy industry development.
The project activities have replaced the grid electricity, which is constituted of different fuel sources causing greenhouse gas emisions and helped to accelerate the growth of the wind power industry and stimulate the designation and production of renewable energy technologies in Turkey.