Mersin Wind, Turkey

Mersin Wind Farm Project

Wind turbine - Turkey
Wind turbine - Turkey

Project Number

GS 753

Standard

Gold Standard (GS)

Technology Type

Wind (62.7 MW)

Project Location

Mersin Province, Mut District, Mediterranean Region, Turkey

Project Description

The project consists of 14 x 3 MW and 6 x 3.45 MW wind turbines with a total capacity of 62.7 MW plus development of a high voltage transmission line between the project and the national grid.

The project is approximately 4 km away from the Özlük Village, the nearest village, in an area that is not favourable for agricultural use.

The exported electricity, approximately 208 GWh per year, is delivered to the Turkish national grid which has an emissions intensity of 0.5596 tCO2e/MWh.

Wind turbines in Turkey
Wind turbines in Turkey

Sustainability Beyond Carbon

wind turbines turkey
Wind Turbines, Turkey

Electricity generated by the project would otherwise have been supplied by thermal fossil fuel power stations, improving air quality and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The project created local employment during both the construction and operational phases.

It has also made a contribution to the local and regional economy since most of the equipment and subcontractors were procured locally.

The project owner has also contributed to educational quality of the villages nearby by investing in primary schools in six nearby villages.

The project has had an insignificant impact on biodiversity with no endangered or protected species in the project’s impact area.

Project Design, Monitoring, Validation and Verification Reports

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Information about the project has been sourced from the publicly available documents provided here:

https://registry.goldstandard.org/projects/details/1397

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