Evaluation of wind energy investment interest and electricity generation cost analysis for Turkey

Seyit Ahmet Akdaǧ, Önder Güler*

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Abstract

Turkey has remarkable wind energy potential, but its utilisation rate is very low. However, in 2007, energy investors applied to the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) with 751 wind projects to obtain a 78180.2 MW wind power plant license. This paper first presents an overview of wind energy development in the world and then reviews related situations in Turkey. Second, to motivate the interest in wind energy investment, new wind power plant license applications in Turkey are analysed. Finally, wind electricity generation cost analyses were performed at 14 locations in Turkey. Capacity factors of investigated locations were calculated between 19.7% and 56.8%, and the production cost of electrical energy was between 1.73 and 4.99 $cent/kW h for two different wind shear coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2574-2580
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Energy
Volume87
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

Keywords

  • Capacity factor
  • Electricity
  • Turkey
  • Weibull distribution
  • Wind energy
  • Wind license applications

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