Stakeholder Participation and Local Development

Stakeholder Engagement  

Zorlu Enerji attaches great importance to being a part of the regions it invests in, ensuring that its investments are owned by the local communities, and improving its communication with its stakeholders. The Company organizes public consultation visits and meetings in related locations before starting its projects.

In this context, Zorlu Enerji organized Stakeholder Engagement meetings to brief its stakeholders about the Gökçedağ WF, Alaşehir 2 GPP, Kızıldere 3 GPP and İkizdere HPP projects. In addition, feedback from stakeholders is included in the Company’s investment and operating plans.

Social Impact Assessments 

Within the scope of social impact assessments, Zorlu Enerji analyzes the end-to-end social and economic effects of its planned investment projects. Management plans and programs are developed and implemented to mitigate or improve the potential negative effects of the investment projects. In these plans and programs, the following work is included:

  • Projects to improve the quality of life of local communities;
  • Stakeholder engagement plans;
  • Stakeholder briefing and community engagement meetings;
  • Internal and external stakeholder complaint mechanisms;
  • Procedures for incidental findings of historical, cultural and natural heritage assets;
  • Rural development support;
  • Scholarships provided to 323 university students within the scope of scholarship programs;
  • Material and machinery support provided to local governments to strengthen local infrastructure;
  • Supporting amateur sports in investment regions;
  • Supporting traditional festivals, as they have an important place in agricultural, economic and cultural life;
  • Developing, implementing and supporting projects in cooperation with local authorities to solve problems based on the priorities of the investment region;
  • Undertaking various studies such as access to clean water in villages.

In addition, Zorlu Enerji is highly sensitive about and mindful of protecting the environment and the health of the local communities during the construction and operation phases of its investments, and closely monitors the possible impacts of these processes. In these projects, Zorlu Enerji cooperates with various institutions and organizations on the subjects of soil protection, sound, dust and vibration, water quality, solid waste management, visual impact, occupational safety, wildlife interaction and natural habitats, and prepares reports on these subjects on a regular basis.

We Invest in Renewable Energy in Line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 7: Accessible and Clean Energy, one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, aims to promote clean energy and invest in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal to ensure that everyone has access to accessible energy by 2030.

Expanding the infrastructure that will provide clean energy and upgrading technology in all developing countries, starting from this critical goal that can both encourage growth and contribute to the environment, we as Zorlu Enerji, makes investments in Asia and the Middle East, where the energy demand is increasing rapidly and the liberalization process continues. We continue our research and investment studies in the field of solar energy, which is one of the fields with high potential, by evaluating the potential in the markets.

In this context; Following the 56.4 MW wind power plant built by Zorlu Energy Pakistan, a 100% subsidiary of Zorlu Energy Pakistan, in Jhimpir, Pakistan, a 25-year generation license from Pakistan National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) We have also started our work in the field of solar energy in Punjab Province of Pakistan.

According to NEPRA's 2020 State of Industry report(1), total electricity consumption in Pakistan is 134,745.7 GWh. According to the Worldbank (2) website, the total population of Pakistan in 2019 is 216,565,318. When we divide the consumption by the total population, the electricity consumption per person is 622.19 kWh. Based on these data, we provide annual electricity to 255,549 people thanks to our wind power plant in Jhimpir with a benchmark production value of 159,000,000 kWh and with the requirements of "Gold Standard" Certificate.

2020 Final Total Electricity Consumption(1) (GWh)

2019 Population acc. United Nations(2)

Consumption per Capita (kWh)

Number of person reaching electricity

134,745.7 GWh

216,565,318

622.19

255,549

In line with our goal of deepening and diversifying our renewable energy investments, ZJ Strong Energy For Renewable Energy Ltd. We have commissioned our Dead Sea Solar Power Plant with an installed capacity of 2 MW, which was established by Co.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 2019 data(3), total electricity consumption in Palestine is 6,213,137 GWh. According to the Worldometers(4) website, the total population of Palestine in 2019 is 4,981,420. When we divide the consumption by the total population, per capita electricity consumption is 1,247 MWh. Based on these data, we provide annual electricity to 2,877 people thanks to our solar power plant in Dead Sea with a benchmark production value of 3,588 MWh.

2019 Final Total Electricity Consumption
(MWh)

2019 Population acc. United Nations

Consumption per Capita
(MWh)

Dead Sea Estimated Yearly Generation
(MWh)

Number of person reaching electricity

                            6,213,137  

             4,981,420  

              1.247  

                            3,588  

2,877