Shortlist Announced For Awards For Excellence In Turkish Renewables

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The Turkish International Renewable Energy Congress, the leading Turkish renewables conference, has announced the shortlisted nominees for the 2nd annual Turkish International Renewable Energy Awards. An overwhelming number of nominations were received, an excellent indication of the number of worthy projects and innovative companies active in the Turkish Renewables market. The shortlisted nominees for the 2012 awards are:

Best Turkish Project

  • Antalya Metropolitan
  • Ayrinti Teknolojileri
  • Mavisis Teknoloji
  • Ormat – IREM I
  • Soma Wind Farm – Polat Energy/EDF using Enercon Turbines
  • Zorlu

Most Innovative Renewable Energy Company

  • IBC Solar
  • MB Holding
  • Ormat

Best Renewable Energy Collaboration

  • Soma Wind Farm – Polat Energy/EDF using Enercon Turbines. Completed, January 2012 with a 140.4 MW output
  • Gerlicher Solar/Canadian Solar. Canadian Solar Supplies Modules for Turkey’s First and Largest Governmental PV Project Installed by Gehrlicher Merk Solar

Green Energy Leadership Award

  • Çataklı Enerji Eğitim Yayıncılık Danışmalık ve Tic.Ltd.Şti
  • Clivet SpA
  • Ministry of Energy and Mines
  • iRES Energy

The nominations will be assessed by the independent awards judging panel, made up of experts and leading figures in the Turkish renewables industry:

  • Yusuf Yazar, General Manager, General Directorate of Renewable Energy
  • İsmail Hakkı Karaca, GENSED Board Member
  • Abdullah Ates, Engineering Department, Ankara University
  • Toros Ozbek, Geology Engineer, Adviser, Association of Geothermal Source Municipalities
  • Süreyya Yücel Özden, President, World Energy Council Turkish National Committee
  • Burak Kartal, Finance Expert, TURSEFF Project, EBRD
  • Deniz Daştan, Energy Expert, EPDK
  • Yalçın Kıroğlu, Chairman of the Board, Unlicensed Electricity Generation Association

Winners of the 2012 awards will be announced at the awards ceremony held alongside the Turkish International Renewable Energy Congress, being held in October 16th and 17th. The congress, now in its 4th year, will bring together 550 renewable energy experts to discuss how to drive forward this promising market.

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