Turkey Renewable Energy

Turkey—No 100% Commitment by 2050
Benchmark: 30% of total electricity demand and 10% of transportation sector demand covered by renewable energy by 2030

Turkey has not made a commitment to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050.

On the one hand, Turkey aims to meet a production portfolio in which renewable energy is at least 30% of total electricity demand, and 10% of the transportation sector demand by 2023. To meet this goal Turkey needs to reduce the energy intensity, the amount of energy consumed per unit GDP, to at least 20 percent by 2023 from the reference year 2011.

The share of renewable energy sources in electricity generation is planned to increase to at least 30% in 2023. The government is supporting the use of renewable energy sources such as hydraulics, wind, solar, and geothermal.

The country’s biggest renewable energy project is signed for Konya in March 2017. The solar power plant will be 1,000 MW. Following the signing of the contract, photovoltaic modules will be produced in a factory in Konya over 21 months. The plant is expected to produce power in 3 years. The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has announced that a similar tender will be open for wind energy as well.