1000 MWh electricity storage facility planed in Turkey
Turkey has made plans for it to install and operate its first electricity storage facility. The 1,000 megawatt-hour storage facility in Silivri will be the first of its kind in the country.
Electricity storage enables surplus electricity generated during the day, especially from renewable energy sources. The stored electricity helps to meet demand in the event of a drop in production or an increase in demand. The head of the Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Mustafa Yilmaz, said companies with a license or those who want to obtain one would have no problems adding storage facilities to their projects.
An application has been submitted to construct and operate Turkey's first electricity storage facility. The investment costs for the project are estimated at around 250 million dollars.