The largest power plant in Turkey will also go into operation at full capacity
With the participation of the Minister for Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank, the Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez and the Minister for Environment and Urbanization Murat Kurum, the foundation stone for the SCADA center Karapınar Solar Power Plant Site (YEKA GES-1) was laid. The power plant, which is scheduled to go into operation at full capacity at the end of 2022, will be one of the 5 largest power plants in the world.
TECHNOLOGY CENTER MISSION
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Varank pointed out that the center will be the “brain” of the Karapınar solar power plant, saying, “As it draws its energy from the sun with panels in a vast barren area, all of these technologies are being tracked and interventions are carried out in this center. With a data-based control and monitoring approach, there will be a structure that masters all systems from plant control to production planning, from environmental control units to ancillary companies. With its equipment, this place will also play the role of a technology center, ”he said.
WE SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY
Varank found that their extensive investments continue to strengthen the country's position in the world each year, said Varank: “We continue to support the renewable energy sector in coordination with our other ministries and strengthen their power to address important exceptions To increase the appetite of investors, we also offer serious support for the installation of the infrastructure. In the field of renewable energies, we have so far supported 13 companies in setting up R&D and design centers. We have transferred Lira 229 million to renewable energy projects through our development agencies. . TÜBİTAK has created a budget of 930 million TL for 710 projects in the field of renewable energy technologies. We continue to carry out R&D projects that support the sector in research centers of public institutions. ”Said.
TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 2022
Stressing that the holistic perspective, integrated planning and high-tech output concept of the Kalyon YEKA SPP project are one of the greatest examples in the world, Varank said, “Last year we had the cell and that with our President Solar panel opened Kalyon Holding's factory, which cost $ 400 million. This factory also produces the solar panels used in this integrated project, it is the supplier here. The installation of the panel with a total output of 227 megawatts has been completed so far, which means that electricity generation has started here. The rest will hopefully be completed by the end of 2022. In this way, the SPP Karapınar will become one of the most prominent power plants in the world, ”he said.
CAN BE VIEWED FROM THE ROOM
Varank noted that the power plant is one of the rare power plants that can be seen from space and stated that they will use Göktürk and İMECE satellites to take pictures of the power plant from space. Expressing that with the SPP projects and the technology production behind these projects, Varank said he would like to become a major player, “With the additional investments that will be drawn in the coming months, the Ankara solar module factory will be supplying solar panels not only here, but also to Turkey and start exporting. we want. “said.
WE OPEN DOORS TO INVESTMENT
Varank explained that they have started mobilizing production in all areas of Turkey: “In our organized industrial zones and industrial zones where we have high-tech manufacturing facilities, new equipment and new investments for the future of Turkey are coming into play. We open doors to mega investments like Karapnar SPP at every opportunity. With its massive solar power plant and modern SCADA center, this facility points to the clean energy revolution. This place gets its energy from the sun and we get our energy from serving our nation. In the face of the National Technology Move under the leadership of our President, our investment, production, employment and export approach is not slowing down, we are moving on. ”The sentences used.
STAMP “MADE IN TURKEY”
The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Fatih Dönmez, stressed that the Karapnar SPP installation is 20 percent complete and has started generating electricity, saying, “Europe's first and only integrated solar module factory, Karapınar SPP, is meeting the need for modules with domestic resources. The facility, with an investment sum of 400 million US dollars, has an annual production capacity of 500 megawatts for solar modules. The domestic quota of the panels produced in the plant, which with the production to be realized will prevent the import of panels of around 100 million dollars annually, is over 70 percent. With Karapınar SPP, Integrated Solar Panel Factory and R&D Facility, which is one of the best examples of the steps we have taken in making Turkey the center of energy technologies, we are putting the “Made in Turkey” stamp on renewable energy with home technology .” he said.
Environment and Urbanization Minister Murat Kurum said Turkey's investments in renewable energy are crucial as climate-friendly investments in terms of reducing fossil fuel consumption. The agency said that as a ministry it supports all climate-friendly energy investments and said, “We immediately assigned this 27 million square meters of space to our Ministry of Industry and Technology. Today the panel installation of the 267 million square meter PHASE I section of our plant with a panel output of 4 megawatts has been completed. Hopefully the SPP Karapınar will be operational at full capacity by the end of 2022. Here, an area of 20 million square meters, the size of 2 soccer fields, is being equipped with solar panels. The use of 600 million tons of fossil fuels per year is also prevented, ”said.
1.4 BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT
Kalyon Holding CEO Cemal Kalyoncu said that despite the conditions of the new type of coronavirus epidemic (Kovid-1.4), they will complete a $ 19 billion investment in the energy sector by the end of 2022.
The ceremony was attended by the deputy chairman of the parliamentary commission for industry, trade, energy, natural resources, information and technology of the AK party Konya, Ziya Altunyald Naturalz, the deputy chairman of the AK party group Mustafa Elitaş, the MPs of the AK party Konya Ahmet Sorgun, Orhan Erdem, the AK party. part Deputy Chair Leyla Şahin Usta. , the President of the Energy Market Regulator (EMRA), Mustafa Yılmaz, the Governor of Konya, Vahdettin Özkan, the Mayor of the Uğur Metropolitan Area İbrahim Altay and company representatives.