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Monday, 31 August 2015 10:00

Turkey's EMRA evaluates 1099 wind power plant applications

Turkey's energy watchdog, EMRA, has completed the evaluation of 1099 pre-license applications for wind power plants and 1030 applications passed the first evaluation process, while 59 applications have been denied, EMRA officials said, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to the Anadolu Agency.

Ten of the total 1099 applications withdrew from tender which was for 3,000 megawatts capacity that has reached to 42,000 megawatts capacity. 

The 1030 applications that managed to pass the first evaluation process will be sent to the general directorate of renewable energy for the technical evaluation, the officials said.

Turkey's biggest wind power plant Geycek, located in central Turkey, entered service in January. The wind power plant consists of 70 wind turbines and will generate around 384 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year with an installed capacity of 150 megawatts.

Turkey currently has 40,000 MW of installed capacity in solar and 36,000 MW in wind power. The country aims to add another 20,000 MW of solar and wind by 2023.

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