Partner EGS and Polat Enerji have signed agreements for the first energy storage system to be integrated into Turkey's largest Renewable Energy Source (RES) project.
ISTANBUL — On the final business day of the year, signatures were inked for groundbreaking innovative energy storage solutions in the Soma RES project. Partner EGS and Polat Enerji signed an agreement for a 4MW-4MWh capacity energy storage system to be used in the Soma RES project. The signing ceremony, which took place on Friday, December 29, was attended by Dr. Alper Terciyanlı, CEO of Partner EGS, Neşet Özgür Cireli, Board Member of Polat Enerji, and Aslı Kehale Altunyuva, Board Member of Soma Enerji.The energy storage system, to be integrated into Turkey's largest wind energy power plant project, Soma RES, will contribute to grid flexibility and reduce the cost of imbalance. In this project, which will be the first application of integrating an energy storage system into a licensed wind energy power plant, energy storage systems will be supplied by Huawei, a solution partner of Partner EGS.Partner EGS will continue to be a pioneer in the sectorDr. Alper Terciyanlı, CEO of Partner EGS, stated in his speech at the signing ceremony, "We are delighted to realize the first applications in the Turkish energy sector in collaboration with our strong solution partner Huawei, who has made many innovations globally. By integrating Partner EGS's domestic software and engineering solutions into the hardware provided by Huawei, we offer competitive and superior energy storage systems that fully meet the market needs to our renewable energy investors. We believe that our leading role in this process will also make significant contributions to the development of the sector, and we would like to thank all our stakeholders who have chosen us for their trust and support."Polat Enerji will continue to invest in technology and innovationsNeşet Özgür Cireli, Board Member of Polat Enerji, emphasizing that they are the largest company in terms of installed wind power capacity and the largest RES operator in Turkey, said, "We take pride in pioneering many firsts in the sector. Today, we have come together again to achieve another first. We will commission Turkey's first grid-scale storage system at Turkey's largest wind power plant, Soma RES. The signatures we have set also indicate our determination to implement Turkey's first storage-integrated RES. We will continue to invest in technology, make innovations, and sign on to new firsts."Neşet Özgür Cireli, stating that Polat Enerji has been active in the field of renewable energy for over 20 years, said, "With the wind and solar power plants we have established, we produce approximately 2 billion kWh of electricity annually. Thus, we reduce approximately 1.25 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to planting 50 million trees annually, and meet the electricity consumption needs of around 610,000 people."