Turkey is the sixth largest electricity market in Europe, and one of the fastest growing globally. The country is expected to witness a phenomenal growth in coming years, by diversifying its dependence on imported fuel and the wind power sector. Turkey’s plan to include renewable sources into the overall energy matrix and the government’s focus on the development of the wind power industry, will fuel the overall installed capacity growth in coming years. The ministry is on a push to attract investors, project developers and manufacturers to Turkey, with feed-in tariff rates for clean power generators broadly in line with those they offer in Germany.
Figures from the country's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) showed installed wind capacity rose by 521MW to 1,799MW last year. Wind energy analyses have also determined that the country has a considerable 48,000 megawatts of wind power potential.
By 2023, the nation is aiming to get 30% of its energy from renewable sources. In addition to lowering its environmental impact, Turkey wants to reduce its dependence on other nations for energy.