Below news is taken from Turkish Wind Energy Association‘s website and translated into English by WindDecision. Our comments about the news is added in yellow box AT THE END OF THE PAGE.

auctionbiddingsmBetween 24-30 April 2015 there were bidding for 3MW capacity to the Energy Market Regularity Authority (EMRA – EPDK in Turkish) for licenses. There were 1096 applications were made for total of almost 43 GW wind park. This is nearly 14 times bigger than the available capacity. Here is the full list:

Region Number of App. Applied Capacity (MW)
1 Adana 20 663,9
2 Adıyaman 10 271,8
3 Afyonkarahisar 11 264,4
4 Ağrı – Iğdır 2 70
5 Aksaray, Kırşehir, Nevşehir 22 895,9
6 Amasya, Samsun 33 1.191,30
7 Ankara, Kırıkkale, Çankırı 17 562,6
8 Antalya 27 1.015,80
9 Ardahan – Kars 2 60
10 Artvin – Rize – Trabzon 2 60
11 Aydın – Muğla 32 1.072,80
12 Balıkesir 102 4.669,15
13 Bartın – Zonguldak – Karabük 4 106
14 Batman – Mardin – Diyarbakır -Şanlıurfa 9 398,5
15 Bayburt – Gümüşhane – Giresun 4 110,6
16 Bilecik – Eskişehir – Kütahya 32 982
17 Bingöl – Tunceli 1 49,5
18 Bitlis – Muş 3 79
19 Bolu – Düzce – Sakarya 8 184,4
20 Burdur – Denizli – Uşak 21 728
21 Bursa 32 1.280,60
22 Çanakkale 115 5.488,70
23 Çorum – Kastamonu – Sinop 27 860,5
24 Edirne 35 1.023,80
25 Elazığ 6 220
26 Erzincan 8 316,5
27 Erzurum 2 99,9
28 Gaziantep – Kilis 11 383,6
29 Hatay 9 245
30 Isparta 23 860
31 İstanbul 6 236,9
32 İzmir 47 1.575,65
33 Kahramanmaraş – Osmaniye 31 545,6
34 Karaman – Mersin 80 5.050,00
35 Kayseri – Niğde 32 1.117,50
36 Kırklareli 38 1.569,45
37 Kocaeli – Yalova 11 269,1
38 Konya 21 769,6
39 Malatya 21 897,7
40 Manisa 30 789,1
41 Ordu 20 662,4
42 Siirt – Şırnak – Hakkari
43 Sivas 33 1.442,20
44 Tekirdağ 40 1.411,70
45 Tokat 28 747,5
46 Van 2 99,9
47 Yozgat 26 875,1
GENEL TOPLAM 1.096 42.273,65

We are proud to be a part of bidding after only 5 months in the Turkish market. We wish the best of luck with the bidding results.

Here is our short analysis for the below list (numbers in parenthesis means number of bidding for that region):

  • Without any surprise the largest application is came for the cities Balıkesir (102) and Çanakkale (115) which have really good wind resources and available territories for wind energy use. Nevertheless, WindDecision would like to raise a red-flag. Both regions are also home to many environmentally protected areas, forests and bird migrating routes. We believe, if there is this capacity of application, most likely mentioned points might be ignored and there might be problems raised by the locals or the environmental ministry after the licenses are finalized. WindDecision encourages Turkish market to use our ‘Legal Dispute‘ service to get ready for possible problems in the future.
  • For the first time we see bidding for the areas Van(2), Ağrı(2) and Bingöl(1). Although it is delightful to see interest on wind energy for the region, WindDecision would like to raise another red-flag for general low temperature of high altitude areas of the region where good wind resources only exists. After the pre-license period if developers would like to install masts to the region, most of the instruments in the Turkish market will fail to work under these conditions. WindDecision would like to encourage developers to make right decision on instrumentation and wind turbine selection.
  • Please, call us from +90-232-988 0 242 or email us at contact@WindDecision.com if you would like to discuss more about it.