Electricity restructuring in Turkey and the share of wind energy production

ALBOYACI B. , Dursun B.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, vol.33, no.11, pp.2499-2505, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.renene.2008.02.008
  • Title of Journal : RENEWABLE ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2499-2505


This paper presents the current status of Turkey's electricity power sector, efforts for introducing competition in the Turkey's power industry, and concerns with the restructuring in Turkey. Turkey include long-term high-cost agreements, low quality of power, and therefore restrictions for synchronization with UCTE network, increase in the reliance on imported natural gas, and the urgent need for highly qualified staff that would be capable of fast and reliable implementation of ongoing reforms in the electricity sector. The contribution of the exploiting wind energy potential in Turkey to reconstruction of Turkey electricity structure is investigated. The strong development of wind energy in Turkey is expected to continue in the coming years. (c) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.