Turkey opens tender for four wind energy power plants

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Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources opened a tender to build four wind energy power plants with a total capacity of 1,000 megawatts, a statement on the country’s Official Gazette showed on Wednesday.

The tender will begin with a ceiling price of $0.055 per kilowatt hour, the statement showed, adding the government would purchase energy from the plants for a 15-year duration, according to Reuters.

The plants will be set up in the provinces of Balikesir, Canakkale, Aydin and Mugla, all of which are located along Turkey’s western coastline, and applications for the tender will be accepted until March 7, 2019, the statement showed.

Recently, Turkey’s president said that the country will build a third nuclear power plant. During a live question-and-answer social media broadcast with Turkish youths, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would build its own nuclear power plant after the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, to be built by Russia. The Akkuyu plant, located in southern Mersin province, will boast four reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts, and will be built by the Russian state nuclear energy agency Rosatom.

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