Three solar Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) tenders will be held with a cumulative capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) to be located in three locations in Turkey, the country's Energy and Natural Resources Ministry announced in the Official Gazette on Friday.
According to Friday's announcement, the solar YEKA areas are located in the Sanliurfa, Hatay and Nigde provinces, with 500 MW, 200 MW and 300 MW of capacity, respectively.
The ceiling price per kilowatt-hour has been set at $6.50 and the deadline for bid submissions is by 12.00 local time on Jan. 31, 2019.
The General Directorate of Energy Affairs will start assessing applications the same day at 14.00 local time and will subsequently inform the applicants on the date and location of the tenders.
The tender winner will sign a 15-year power purchase agreement including a 30-year of rights of usage in the respective areas.
The tender rules specify that applicants can form a consortium to participate.
Turkey held a 1,000-megawatt solar Renewable Energy Resource Zones (YEKA) tender in 2017 with a winning bid of $6.99 for one megawatt-hour and $3.48 for 1,000-megawatts.
The country will also hold four 250-megawatt YEKA wind energy tenders, which are scheduled for realization by the end of this year, for plants to be located in Balikesir, Canakkale, Aydin and Mugla, according to a specifications draft released by the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry on Thursday.
The country plans to increase its wind and solar capacity by 10,000 megawatts each over the next decade.
By Ebru Sengul