Karlsruhe. EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG can register another success in its involvement in Turkey. After successful approval by the Turkish authorities, the joint venture of Borusan EnBW Enerji with the Aksu hydropower plant can put the second development phase of the Yedigöl/Aksu power station association into operation.
The Yedigöl Aksu power station association is in the Erzurum province in north-eastern Turkey and was planned in two development phases. In October 2011, the first 23 Megawatts were already put on the grid with the Yedigöl hydropower station; by commissioning the Aksu hydropower station, the total output of the association is increased by a further 28 Megawatts to 51 Megawatts. Annual electricity generation from Yedigöl Aksu will be around 150 million kilowatt hours.
Borusan EnBW Enerji located in Istanbul was established in summer 2009 as a joint venture between EnBW and the Turkish company Borusan. The aim of the joint venture is to develop generation capacities in the coming years primarily in renewable energies (water, wind and geothermal). With Yedigöl Aksu and the Bandirma wind farm, which is already in operation, the Joint Venture has an installed output of 111 Megawatts from renewable energies.
The next project is ready for implementation with the "Balabanli" wind farm. Borusan EnBW Enerji already purchased a licence for the wind farm covering 50 Megawatts last year. The project is located on a site with favourable wind conditions in the northwest of Turkey and is therefore in the direct vicinity of Istanbul, the industrial centre of Turkey with its 15 million inhabitants. Further wind and hydropower projects are currently being planned and will be implemented successively.