EVALUATION OF EARTHQUAKE RISK IN DETERMINING THE LOCATIONS OF WIND POWER PLANTS


Özdemir A., Pınarlık M.

ACE 2020-2021 14th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ADVANCES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 08 September 2021, pp.1283-1289

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1283-1289
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Renewable energy resources have gained great importance today with the increase of the world population and the insufficiency of existing energy resources. Wind energy is one of the most efficient sources in terms of renewable energy generation in the world. The fact that wind turbines can be built on land, onshore and offshore makes our country a center of attraction. In the field of wind energy it is highly efficient in terms of geographical location of Turkey. In our country, the number of power plants established for electricity generation from wind energy and their installed power capacity are increasing day by day. In regions where wind power plants are established, there are dynamic effects that threaten the continuity of the plant, such as earthquakes. In this study, firstly, a map containing the locations of the existing wind turbine plants was created. The statistical data of the distribution of wind turbine plants according to earthquake zones are presented. Then, taking into account the earthquake map in the new earthquake regulation published in 2018, an earthquake risk assessment was made according to the locations of existing wind turbine power plants and new locations with low earthquake risk and high wind efficiency were proposed for future wind power plants.