Zorlu Energy planning to invest on hybrid power plant
Zorlu Energy plans to establish a solar power plant in order to meet the internal consumption of the Kizildere II geothermal power plant in Denizli.
Following the regulation for hybrid power plants, enterprises with Geothermal Power Plants (JES) have started to evaluate hybrid power plant investments to meet their domestic consumption.
According to the news shared today, Zorlu Energy plans to establish a 10 MW solar power plant in order to meet the internal consumption of the Kizildere II geothermal power plant in Denizli. This will effectively convert Kizildere into a Combined Renewable Energy Production Facility.
Zorlu Energy estimates that the project will cost about TL 86 million (approx. USD 5.2 million) to meet the internal power consumption of the Kizildere II power plant. Thus, there will be no increase in the total generation capacity of the facility.
According to the information in the news, a total of 29 thousand 515 solar panels, each with a power of 410 Wp, will be used. The power plant is planned to be established on an area of approximately 18 hectares. A similar hybrid solar-geothermal setup has been proposed in the Alasehir geothermal power plant, as we reported previously.