Trains in Turkey

TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has begun construction of a 100 MW solar power plant at Boğazlıyan southeast of Ankara at a cost of TL780m.

The plant is the largest of 10 that TCDD is taking forward as part of efforts to generate 75% of its power supply requirements from renewable sources by 2025.

In December the company announced it would develop a 70 MW solar plant at Polatlı at a cost of TL546m. It is also planning to build solar energy facilities at Kırklareli (12 MW), Balıkesir (10 MW), and Konya (22·5 MW).

The company has set itself an objective of reducing CO2 emissions from traction power supply activities by at least 75% by 2035, compared to the1990 level.