Turkey plans to hold four 250-megawatt Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) wind energy tenders for plants to be located in Balikesir, Canakkale, Aydin and Mugla with an investment volume of around $1 billion, according to a specifications draft released by the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry.
The total 1,000 megawatts offered, which will be held in reverse auction and is scheduled for realization by the end of this year, will be Turkey's second YEKA project. However, the ceiling price per kilowatt-hour has not yet been determined.
The tender stipulates that the winner in one of the four regions will have to construct at least 170 megawatts while not exceeding a maximum of 325 megawatts.
The draft specifies that the turbines used in the construction of the power plant need to have at least 46 percent local production. In addition, each turbine should have at least 3 megawatts of capacity.
The tender winner will sign a 15-year purchase agreement with the Ministry under a power plant license that will run for 49 years.
Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Donmez announced in July that Turkey would hold annual wind and solar tenders each offering 1,000 megawatts of capacity.
The tender for the first YEKA project of 1,000 megawatts was held last year in August creating an investment volume of $1 billion. The winning price per kilowatt-hour was $0.348 and the total capacity will be installed in Sivas, Edirne, Kirklareli and Eskisehir.
- Applications for offshore YEKA open until Oct. 23
Applicants for participation in Turkey's first offshore YEKA tender need to apply by the deadline of Oct. 23.
In total 1,200 megawatts of capacity will be offered for the offshore wind plants, which will be located in Kırklareli, Tekirdag, Edirne provinces in the Thrace region of Turkey. The total investment volume is expected to exceed $3 billion.
By Nuran Erkul Kaya