Turkey calls bids for 1 GW of onshore wind

Edincik wind farm in western Turkey is one of 47 projects financed by the EBRD through its Mid-size Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (MidSEFF). Photo by EBRD. All rights reserved.

November 9 (Renewables Now) - The Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has issued a tender for 1 GW of onshore wind power capacity, with a bidding cap of USD 0.055 per kWh (EUR 0.048).

The tender is seeking proposals for four large-scale projects, each with a capacity of 250 MW, in the provinces of Balikesir, Canakkale, Aydin and Mugla, all of which are located in western Turkey. According to a notice in the Turkish Official Gazette from Wednesday, the deadline for submitting bids is March 7, 2019.

Successful candidates will be awarded 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs).

Turkey’s first 1-GW wind tender, held last summer, was won by a consortium including Siemens Gamesa and local companies Kalyon Enerji and Turkerler Holding with a bid of USD 0.0348 per kWh. The country has set a goal of deploying 20 GW of wind power capacity by 2023.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.879)

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