The Regulation on Connection of Wind Power Plants to Wind power
Monitoring and Forecasting Center (the
"Regulation") published in the Official
Gazette on February 25, 2015 and numbered 29278, has entered into
force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
The purpose of the Regulation is to regulate the procedures and
principles: (i) for the connection of wind power plants to wind
power monitoring and forecasting center (Rüzgar Gücü
İzleme ve Tahmin Merkezi) ("WMFC")
(ii) for the obligations of the licensees to complete the necessary
connection procedures and (iii) for utilization and pricing of the
monitoring and forecasting services provided by the WMFC.
The main issues regulated under the Regulation may be summarized
The connection to WMFC is obligatory for any wind power plants
with a production capacity of at least 10 MW. The wind power plants
which commenced operation before the publication date of the
Regulation are also subject to the Regulation and are obliged to
complete the WMFC connection procedure until 31 May 2015, as
regulated under the Temporary Article 4 of the Electric Network
Regulation.¹ For the plants which have not yet commenced
operation, the producer shall apply for the WMFC for connection at
least 30 days before its application for temporary acceptance of
the plant. Additionally, the producer shall also establish and
complete a proper infrastructure (e.g. for scada systems and wind
power analyser) as defined in the annex of the Regulation before
applying for the WMFC connection.
The producer will be provided with two types of data from WMFC:
(i) spontaneous monitoring data, and (ii) forecasting data (up to
48 hours) of its own plant.
The producer may access the monitoring data of its own plant
free of charge and may access the forecasting data of its own
plant by paying the service fee. As per the Regulation, the service
fee for the year 2015 is TL 1,200 (appr. USD 477.) ²
1 Electric Network Regulation published in the
Official Gazette dated 28 May 2014 and numbered 29013
2 The amount indicated in USD is calculated based on the
FX selling rate of the Central Bank of Turkey, published in its
official website on 27 February 2015, which is 1 USD = 2.5123
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