Watchdog pre-licences largest biomass facility


June 25, 2015





June 25, 2015




Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) gave the preliminary go-ahead for the construction of the country’s biggest biomass-fuelled power plant, Enerji Enstitüsü reported. Agricultural producer Mutlular Group’s subsidiary plans to install 30 MW of capacity by the end of next year in Balıkesir in Turkey’s midwest. Paddy stems from rice fields will be the main fuel, while forest residue, animal manure, and other agricultural residue will also be utilized in reactors to produce steam to power turbines, Anadolu Agency’s Energy News Terminal reported.

Mutlular Enerji has an ongoing investment project worth USD 100 million (EUR 89.71 million) including this facility. EMRA issued permits and preliminary licences for biomass-powered electricity generation capacity of 417.7 MW through this year’s June, of which 203.9 MW is installed so far.

In accordance to the legislation on energy from renewable sources, Turkey’s feed-in tariff rate for power from biomass is USD 0.133 (EUR 0.119) for generators completed between 2005 and 2015, with an 85% discount on transmission costs for 10 years and bonus payments for hardware components for all producers from renewables.

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