EBRD loans 100 million USD to boost renewables in Turkey

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending up to 100 million USD in financing to Adnan Polat Enerji Yatirimi A.S. (APEY) as part of a financing package jointly provided by Turkiye Is Bankasi, Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB) and Garanti BBVA. 

The new EBRD loan will help APEY to develop a further 203 MW in renewable energy capacity in the next three years. The investment aims to provide a fresh boost to the renewable energy sector in Turkey. 

APEY is one of the sector’s prominent players in Turkey with a total installed capacity of 695 MW under two subsidiaries Erguvan RES (110 MW) and Polat Enerji (585 MW).  

The expansion includes 53 MW in wind and 150 MW in solar capacities, which will prevent the emission of approximately 154,000 tonnes of CO2 each year from the Turkish power system by generating 438,000 GWh of electricity per year. 

Aida Sitdikova, EBRD Director of Energy Eurasia MEA, said: “We are delighted to work with a renowned and experienced renewable energy investor to speed up the transition to clean energy in Turkey. Turkey has immense potential in renewable resources, and the EBRD continues to support the country in advancing its green agenda and meeting its commitments under the Paris Agreement”. 



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