6/9/2008

Wind power plants to be established in Aegean coast of Turkey

Turkishpress.com- Turkey plans to establish wind power plants in its Aegean coast, energy authorities said. The head of an energy board announced that 15 wind power plants would be built in the Peninsula of Cesme in Turkey’s Aegean coast. "The board has decided to grant licences to companies including Calik, ENDA, Ayen, Guris and Bilgin Enerji for the project," Hasan Koktas, the chairman of the Turkish Energy Market Regulation Board. Koktas said that there would be power plants, ranging between 10-megawatts and 50-megawatts, in the peninsula. The project would be worth 460 million euro, the head of the board, also said. There are actually 13 wind power plants in Turkey with 249 megawatts of power. Four new power plants are expected to be opened within this year and the wind power capacity will thus climb to 470 megawatts. Calik Group will construct two 72-megawatt wind power plants, ENDA Enerji Holding will build five 68-megawatt power plants, and Bilgin Group is expected to establish a 49.5-megawatt power plant.