June 21 (Renewables Now) - Turkey today launched an auction for 1.2 GW of offshore wind capacity, setting a price cap of USD 0.08 (EUR 0.07) per kWh.
Interested parties, including joint ventures and consortia, can submit applications by October 23, according to an announcement by the energy ministry in Turkey's Official Gazette.
Energy minister Berat Albayrak announced plans for a large offshore wind project, the country's first, in February.
In March, the General Directorate of Renewable Energy under the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, said that three potential areas have been identified for the inaugural offshore wind tender, to be held under the Renewable Energy Resource Areas (YEKA) model. These are Saros and Gelibolu in Canakkale, northwestern Turkey, and Kıyıkoy, also in the northwestern part of the country but on the Black Sea.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.864)