According to data published by Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EPDK), installed capacity in wind power in Turkey increased by 20.2 % to 6,278 MW in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
The country’s wind power production increased by 15.7 % to 13.2 million MWh in the first nine months compared to the same period in 2016. Turkey’s wind sector experienced strong expansion in the last decade, as it grew from 146.3 MW in 2007 by over 4,191 % up to September 2017. Since the end of 2007, Turkish installed capacity in wind power increased due to Government subsidies, as well as the support of the regulatory body EPDK in streamlining the licensing process.
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