Zorlu Energy’s 320 Million Dollars investment, Kızıldere III project’s first unit with 99.5MW-established power was commissioned with a ceremony held at the Presidential Complex hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, with Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Zorlu Holding Chairman Ahmet Zorlu and Zorlu Holding Member of Board Olgun Zorlu and numerous guests attending.
The first phase of Kızıldere III geothermal energy plant, in align with the vision of integrating local and renewable energy sources with sustainability in mind, was commissioned with an official ceremony held at Presidential Complex. The ceremony was hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, Zorlu Holding Chairman Ahmet Zorlu and Zorlu Holding Member Of Board Olgun Zorlu attended the ceremony.
Commenting at the commissioning ceremony where many representatives of the energy sector were present, Zorlu Holding Chairman Ahmet Zorlu said “As Zorlu Holding, we are striding forward to establish long term investments to breathe life to our more inhabitable and sustainable world vision. In the last decade, we invested around 2 billion Dollars, and we continue to invest to local, renewable and clean energy sources in order to build a sustainable future. A reflection of this vision; Zorlu Energy’s established power in Turkey right now depends on 76% on renewable energy sources. We invested 320 Million Dollars for the first phase of Kızıldere III geothermal power plant, being the fourth largest geothermal energy project of Zorlu Energy. Our power plant project Kızıldere III, which we are planning to finalize in the upcoming year, and which is to have a total power of 165MW installed, will be the biggest geothermal plant of Turkey.”
Kızıldere III geothermal power plant, started building in Sarayköy, district of Denizli, was accepted to the system by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources in recent months. Commercially available, Kızıldere III geothermal power plant’s first unit with 99.5MW established power will generate 720 million KW/hour electricity.