Gokceada Renewable Power Plant Project

Gokceada Renewable Power Plant Project

September 2022

The 2-megawatt renewable power plant in Gökçeada will be integrated into the virtual power plant system to be established and will enable electricity supply from clean sources. In the virtual power plant project (VPP4Island), which includes 19 partners from countries such as England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, Turkish Electricity Generation Company (EUAS)‘s stakeholders are Bozcaada Municipality, Troya Environment Association and Inavitas.

70% of the total cost of EUR 7.2 million of the project, which will be implemented under the EU Horizon 2020 program, will be financed by the EU. The project, coordinated by the University of Marseille in France, is planned to be completed in 42 months.

The active 2-megawatt renewable power plant on the island, 1.8 MW of wind and 0.2 MW of solar, will be integrated into the virtual power plant system to be established. A 100-kilowatt storage facility will also be established to store the production from renewable energy sources. The facility in question will be Turkey’s first energy storage facility.

Officials from EUAS stated that the aim of the project is to reduce carbon emissions and facilitate the integration of energy obtained from different sources. Additionally, they informed that this integration will be managed with smart systems with the virtual power plant to be established so it is a project that will set an example for the whole world. Consequently, the island will be fed from its own resources and the self-sufficient island will reset its carbon footprint.

September 2022

The 2-megawatt renewable power plant in Gökçeada will be integrated into the virtual power plant system to be established and will enable electricity supply from clean sources. In the virtual power plant project (VPP4Island), which includes 19 partners from countries such as England, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, Turkish Electricity Generation Company (EUAS)‘s stakeholders are Bozcaada Municipality, Troya Environment Association and Inavitas.

70% of the total cost of EUR 7.2 million of the project, which will be implemented under the EU Horizon 2020 program, will be financed by the EU. The project, coordinated by the University of Marseille in France, is planned to be completed in 42 months.

The active 2-megawatt renewable power plant on the island, 1.8 MW of wind and 0.2 MW of solar, will be integrated into the virtual power plant system to be established. A 100-kilowatt storage facility will also be established to store the production from renewable energy sources. The facility in question will be Turkey’s first energy storage facility.

Officials from EUAS stated that the aim of the project is to reduce carbon emissions and facilitate the integration of energy obtained from different sources. Additionally, they informed that this integration will be managed with smart systems with the virtual power plant to be established so it is a project that will set an example for the whole world. Consequently, the island will be fed from its own resources and the self-sufficient island will reset its carbon footprint.