The Communiqué Regarding Technical Evaluation of Wind
Sourced Electric Production Applications
("Communiqué") has entered into force in Turkey,
published in Official Gazette number 2950 on 20 October 2015. The
new Communiqué repeals the Communiqué Regarding
Technical Evaluation of Wind Sourced License Applications (Official
Gazette 27049, dated 9 November 2008).
The Communiqué aims to:
Promote effective and efficient use
of wind sources for electricity generation.
Address technical evaluations of
pre-licensed or unlicensed wind sourced electric generation
Co-ordinate changes for licensed,
unlicensed and/or pre-licensed applications which have passed
Address issues with capacity
increases and change requests for technical characterisation of
The Communiqué introduces provisions for technical
evaluation of pre-license applications:
For licensed and/or pre-licensed
projects, a Conformity Certificate from the General Directorate of
Renewable Energy must be presented to obtain project approval and
acceptance that the facilities were built in accordance with the
project approvals. Parties cannot apply for a wind measurement
station permit without the document, nor can a wind measurement
station establishment report be issued.
A copy of the wind measurement
station establishment report, approved by the public authorities
and accredited bodies, should be submitted to the General
Directorate of Renewable Energy within 30 calendar days of the
approval date. Otherwise, technical evaluation of pre-license
applications cannot be made.
The Communiqué raises two important issues for ongoing
The minimum power density in the
power plant area will be 0.6 MWm/km2 for license applications made
before 3 October 2016. Wind power density at the wind measurement
point will not be measured for these applications (Temporary
A Technical Evaluation Report is
required for applications made before the Communiqué came
into force, where technical evaluation could not be made because
the entire turbine coordinates intersected with an existing
licensed power plant area (Temporary Article 2). A Technical
Evaluation Report will be issued if the application's system
connection right remains valid, the power plant area is the same as
indicated in the first application, and the turbine coordinates in
the indicated power plant area do not interact with turbine
coordinates of other power plant areas.
Please see this link for full text of the Regulation (only
available in Turkish).
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