Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants, Mustafa Yılmaz, head of the authority, said on Wednesday.

Turkey aims to increase solar and wind energy capacity by 30pct!

Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) has received 14 times more pre-license applications than its allocated capacity for wind power plants, Mustafa Yılmaz, head of the authority, said on Wednesday.

Yılmaz said that applicants had requested 5,500 megawatts capacity through 115 applications for the western Çanakkale region; 4,500 megawatts in 102 applications for the western Balikesir region and 5,000 megawatts in 80 applications for the southern Karaman-Mersin region to build the wind power plants.

“Turkey has a great potential for wind power and I strongly believe that Turkey will reach its 20,000 megawatts installed capacity goal by 2023,” he said. Turkey’s efficient electricity capacity is 48,000 megawatts and its 8,000 megawatts is highly efficient, he added. Yılmaz said that the goal was to increase the rate of renewable energy usage to 30 percent by 2023.

Source: dailysabah.com

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