Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wind Country Notes
The wind potential of Turkey has been estimated to be as high as 88 GW but to date very little utilised. At end-2005 total installed capacity stood at only 20.1 MW. However, in mid-2005, one year after the Turkish Parliament approved a first draft law on the use of renewable energy for electricity production, a further law permitting a feed-in tariff was adopted. The tariff will provide renewable energies a purchase guarantee of the average wholesale electricity price for seven years and in particular favour the development of wind energy.
Turkey's installed wind power more than doubled in June 2006 with the commissioning of the 30 MW Bares II plant at Bandirma on the coast of the Sea of Marmara.
Capacity totalling approximately 100 MW is under construction. A further
1 286 MW of capacity has been licensed and 4 076 MW has licence applications in progress.