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Turkey cancels solar tendering, applications to compete for 1 GW of wind due by March 7

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January 17, 2019

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Turkey has canceled tendering for a total of 1 GW of solar capacity, and is now expected to reschedule it during 2019, while applications to take part in the second YEKA wind tendering, for a combined capacity of 1 GW, are due by March 7, according to reports.

The postponed procurement was to be split into three tenders for three locations: Sanliurfa-Viransehir in the southeast of Turkey, where 500 MW were to be deployed; the Hatay-Erzin site in the same region, for a 200 MW project; and the Nigde-Bor location, in central Anatolia, which was expected to host 300 MW of solar and a 30 MW/90 MWh (AC) li-ion battery storage project. The maximum price the Turkish government had set for the tender was USD 0.065 per kWh, pv magazine reported.

Turkey expected to add 600 MW in wind capacity in 2019

Turkey’s total installed wind energy capacity will reach 8 GW, with an addition of 600 MW in 2019, the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TUREB) head Mustafa Serdar Ataseven has said, Daily Sabah wrote.

Although the association is yet to release its wind energy data, investor data from TUREB shows that Turkey’s installed wind energy capacity was around 7,400 MW at the end of 2018.

Turkey’s total installed capacity is expected to rise by 5% to 94,760 MW in 2019, according to the report. The share of natural gas in power generation is likely to fall to 29%, from 37% in 2017.

Solar led newly installed capacity in 2018

According to the Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation, the country’s installed capacity increased by 3.7% in 2018, to 88,347 MW.

Solar led Turkey’s newly installed power capacity, adding 851.8 MW, followed by hydropower with 980.2 MW in 2018. In addition, wind and geothermal power added 432.9 MW and 218 MW to the national grid, respectively.

The country’s power consumption was at 292.17 billion kWh in 2018, up 0.75% compared to 2017.

Turkey produced 293.78 GWh of electricity in 2018, an increase of 1.11% compared to 2017.

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