Situated near Antakya in the Hatay region of Turkey, this project makes use of Turkey’s wind supply – one of the best in Europe – to generate 193,000MWh of clean, renewable electricity annually from 23 wind turbines. The electricity is fed into the Turkish grid, helping the country to increase its power generation from renewable sources, and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The project saves more than 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually and helps to avoid the harmful pollutants associated with coal-fired power plants. It also creates local employment opportunities in constructing and operating wind turbines, and encourages entrepreneurs to invest in similar renewable energy projects.

Delivering towards the Global Goals

No poverty

The employment opportunities generated by the project help to alleviate poverty at a local level.

Good health and well-being

In addition to generating clean energy, the project has donated equipment to clean the beach in Samandağ and helped to renovate a health clinic in the village of Çöğürlü.

Affordable and clean energy

The project helps to stimulate grid-connected renewable technologies and markets, and offers a reliable, affordable way to bring electricity to remote, rural communities.

Decent work and economic growth

The project has created jobs for local people in constructing and operating the wind turbines.

Climate action

The project saves more than 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually that would otherwise be emitted by fossil fuel-based power plants.

Life on land

By reducing the consumption of fossil fuels, the project contributes to the conservation of water, soil, plant and animal ecosystems.