In a move towards sustainability, Turkcell Group has unveiled plans to source 100 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030. With a focus on energy efficiency and environmental consciousness, the Turkish telecommunications giant said it has implemented sustainability solutions in the sector.
Achievements Reflecting Commitment
Turkcell highlighted recent achievements that reflect its commitment to this vision, including solar energy projects for data centers and offices, the acquisition of an 18 MW Karadag Wind Power Plant in 2021, and the integration of solar panels across approximately 735 base stations.
Solar Power Plants on the Horizon
Looking ahead, Turkcell announced its plans to install solar power plants (SPP) with a collective installed capacity of 300 MW, employing a self-consumption model within the next three years. In line with the same objectives, TEIAS and regional Electricity Distribution companies have already allocated a total installed capacity of 213 to Turkcell.
Investment Outlook and Goals
While ongoing efforts are being made to secure new capacity permits, the company foresees an investment of around USD 240 million for these energy projects, considering current economic and macro indicators.
Turkcell stated that upon the completion of these investments, it aims to have renewable sources cater to approximately 65 percent of its electricity needs by 2026. This pursuit of Turkcell aligns with global initiatives to curb carbon emissions and usher in a greener era.