Turkey In the Top Ten List of The European Wind Market
Turkish Wind Industry Association (TUREB) published a statistical report about 2013 wind data of the country. According to the report , 77% of the installed wind plants are located in Aegean and Marmara Regions. Bilecik holds the first position (in city listing) with 712 MW capacity, Izmir the second with 576 MW and Manisa the third with 366 MW. These figures make Turkey as the 10th biggest market in Europe, surpassing the Netherlands.
TUREB reports that Polat Energy leads the wind investors with 326 MW installed capacity and while Demirer Energy follows with 314 MW. Bilgin Energy is in the 3rd biggest investor with 295 MW and Enerjisa the 4th at 211 MW.
Total installed wind capacity is recorded to be 791 MW in 2009, 1.329 MW in 2010, 1.805 MW in 2011, 2.312 MW in 2012. The increasing trend continued as of end 2013 (2.958 MW) and total capacity of 35 wind plants still continuing to be built add up to 980 MWs. Güriş owns the higgest share of still continuing to be built plants with 229 MW, Fina Energy follows them with 115 MW and Eksim Energy with 95 MW.
The majority of Licensed Wind Plants are located in Marmara region (2.314 MW), Aegean region (1.540 MW) and Central Anatolia (840 MW) ; with İzmir as leading city 681 MW, Çanakkale following with 566 MW and Istanbul 389 MW, Kocaeli 336 MW, Balıkesir 322 MW .
It is reported that Turkey has added an average of 500 MW into operation every year, whereas a peak of 646 MW has been added during 2013. The Chairman of TUREB Mustafa Ataseven stated that they have estimated a higher power of installed capacity but the problems in legislation have prevented the industry to perform so.
The detailed report can be viewed at: http://tureb.com.tr/attachments/article/169/Turkiye_Ruzgar_Enerjisi_istatistikk_Raporu_Ocak_2014.pdf
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