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22.01.2024

Akfen Renewable Energy, Turkey’s First GES Production Electric Storage Project Receives EIA Approval

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Akfen Renewable Energy has received an “Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Positive” decision from the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization, and Climate Change for the Gelinkaya Solar Energy Plant and Electricity Storage Facility project developed in the Aşkale district of Erzurum. With this decision, Gelinkaya becomes the first project in Turkey to receive a “Positive EIA” decision in the field of electricity storage integrated with solar energy production.

The Gelinkaya project, with a capacity of 35.75 MWm / 30 MWe and covering an area of ​​44.86 hectares, includes a modern storage facility with a capacity of 30 MWe / 60 MWh. This decision marks the first “Positive EIA” decision for Akfen Renewable Energy’s standalone electricity storage projects, which are currently in the investment stage with a total capacity of 285 MWe. It also holds the distinction of being the first project in Turkey to receive a Positive EIA decision in the field of electricity storage integrated with solar energy production.

Mustafa Kemal Güngör, General Manager of Akfen Renewable Energy, stated, “This significant step marks our commitment to expanding our investment portfolio in the field of sustainable energy solutions, making it the first electricity storage project integrated with solar energy production nationwide.” Güngör emphasized the company’s determination to develop clean and renewable energy sources and integrate energy storage solutions. He added, “This project will make a valuable contribution to our country’s roadmap in renewable energy and play an important role in our energy transformation process.”

 

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